Artikel von gestern aus der Military Times. Mediziner des amerikanischen Militärs, das CTSO reichlich Fördergelder zukommen lässt, gehen schwer davon aus, dass Antibiotika-Resistenzen bis 2030 derart zunehmen, dass wir in Pre-Antibiotika-Zeiten zurückversetzt werden.
„In World War I, in the days before antibiotics, the field hospitals had long wards with perhaps 60 to 80 patient suffering serious trauma wounds, mostly blast injuries, she said. After they survived the initial shock of their wounding, they went to a ward, and underwent operations “The infections came, the like of which was never seen before. The solution was often more surgery, or a very slow and agonizing death,“ said Mayhew, during a later media roundtable.
Using extracorporeal — outside the body — mechanisms, could mean removing the sepsis or infection without having to use antibiotics, said Air Force Col. Todd Rasmussen, professor of surgery and associate dean for clinical research at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. And this process is not that far away, he said. “I think we’re seeing exciting research being performed.
He noted similar technology is already being used every day in other ways, for example, with artificial kidney machines, and artificial heart machines during bypass surgery.
It also could mean earlier identification of these pathogens in the bloodstream — rather than waiting until someone has a fever before an infection is identified. This process could potentially rid the pathogen from the bloodstream before it infects the organs.
“The post-antibiotic era, identifying pathogens in our bloodstream earlier, and using non-antibiotic mechanisms to rid the pathogens from our bloodstream… [is] one area where DoD has led research, and exciting breakthroughs are being made,” Rasmussen said.
“I have a historian’s sense of what it looks like for antibiotic therapy to no longer be an option in large, open, complex wounds,“ said Mayhew, during a media roundtable. „So whatever I can do to add to the debate about how we deal with that in our own time is something I’m very happy to do.”
Garnix-Senf: Was bitte macht mehr Sinn, als Pathogene schnellstmöglich aus dem Blutkreislauf zu entfernen? Um das plastischer zu machen: wenn mich eine Giftschlange beißt und ich die Wahl hätte, dass das Gift umgehend extrakorporal rausgefiltert wird ODER mit irgendeinem hoffentlich passenden Gegenmittel im Körper neutralisiert wird, wüsste ich, wofür ich mich entscheide.
Und, nein, das ist noch nicht Teil des 20 Mrd USD p.a. Umsatzpotentials von CTSO. 🙂