Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

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Novel Dual Lumen Catheter and Filtration Device for Removal of Subarachnoid hemorrhage: First Case Report

Blackburn et al.
Operative Neurosurgery, opy151, https://doi.org/10.1093/ons/opy151 June 5 2017

The amount of subarachnoid blood and the presence of toxic blood breakdown products in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) have long been associated with poor outcomes in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. The Neurapheresis™ system (Minnetronix Inc, St. Paul, Minnesota) has been developed to filter CSF and remove blood products, and is being investigated for safety and feasibility in the ExtracorPoreal FILtration of subarachnoid hemorrhage via SpinaL CAtheteR (PILLAR) study. We report the first case using this novel device.