Ultra Violet Light Treatment System (in clinical trials now)
"For over 80 years, ultraviolet light blood irradiation (UBI) has been used worldwide to treat various (infectious) diseases. In the 1930’s, Knott’s Hemo-Irradiator was FDA approved and in clinical use in the United States and abroad. A second FDA approved UBI device has been proven safe and effective for over 20 years for a wide variety of disorders, including some forms of cancer. Both of these devices use the transfusion method, which involve removing donor blood, irradiating it with ultraviolet light, then transfusing it back into the patient.
The UVLrx Treatment System is the first and only medical device to administer light therapy intravenously (through the IV catheter tip) thereby avoiding the limitations of extracorporeal blood treatment and reinfusion. Employing this therapy, a physician can treat 100% of a patient's blood without introducing anticoagulants. Utilizing a standard IV catheter to access the vascular system, the UVLrx Treatment System can be integrated into the standard of care and workflow for a variety of indications and confitions in ICU, PACU and Emergent Care. During the 60 minute treatment cycle, the system administers the light energy without manual intervention."
Three results: 1) Pathogens Deactivation
2) Enhanced ATP Synthesis
and Immune Modulation
3) Red Blood Cell Support
and Improved Oxygen Delivery
This reference is directed to all the ED nurses
who could start running UVLrx as
soon as the blood cultures were
drawn from the septic patient.
There is not yet a problem with
any 'super-bugs' resisting UV light.
Treatment time is 60 minutes.