*Plasmapheresis

... is used as a therapy in particular diseases. It is an uncommon treatment in the United States, but it is more ... Plasmapheresis of the autologuous and exchange types is used to treat a variety of disorders, including those of the immune ... During plasmapheresis, blood (which consists of blood cells and a clear liquid called plasma) is initially taken out of the ... Almost all plasmapheresis in the US is performed by automated methods such as the Plasma Collection System (PCS2) made by ...

*Multiple sclerosis drug pipeline

Plasmapheresis. Pattern II MS lesions have been reported to respond to plasmapheresis, which points to something pathogenic ...

*Pyoderma gangrenosum

... or plasmapheresis. There is currently a phase III trial for the use of the IL-1B modulating agent gevokizumab in treating the ...

*Exchange transfusion

Plasmapheresis "Exchange transfusion". Nlm.nih.gov. MedlinePlus. "Alexander Wiener biography". Bbguy.org. Neonatal Partial ...

*Autoimmune encephalitis

Madrid, A (1996). "Morvan's fibrillary chorea: remission after plasmapheresis". J. Neurol. 243 (4): 350-3. doi:10.1007/ ... Associated autoimmune disease: thyroiditis 21%, type 1 diabetes mellitus 11%. Immunotherapy : Steroid, Plasmapheresis, IVIG. ... plasmapheresis), second-line immunotherapy (rituximab, cyclophosphamide), and tumour removal. Most patients recovered or had ...

*Multiple myeloma

Paul M, Walker F, Bear RA (November 1982). "Plasmapheresis therapy in a patient with multiple myeloma". Can. Med. Assoc. J. 127 ... Plasmapheresis, hemodialysis, and chemotherapy". Arch. Intern. Med. 150 (4): 863-9. doi:10.1001/archinte.1990.00390160111022. ...

*Pemphigus

Plasmapheresis may also be useful. Pemphigus foliaceus has been recognized in pet dogs, cats, and horses and is the most common ...

*Cicatricial pemphigoid

Plasmapheresis appears to help some cases. Sometimes surgical procedures are required to repair scars, prevent complications ...

*Antiphospholipid syndrome

In refractory cases plasmapheresis may be used.[citation needed] The long-term prognosis for APS is determined mainly by ...

*Serum sickness

Use of plasmapheresis has also been described. Avoidance of antitoxins that may cause serum sickness is the best way to prevent ...

*Post-transfusion purpura

Plasmapheresis is also an option for treatment. Blood transfusion Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia Washington University ...

*Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome

Trazodone can be useful against irritability and sleep problems Additional treatment options include plasmapheresis for severe ... recurrent opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome responding to plasmapheresis". Pediatr. Neurol. 33 (5): 365-7. doi:10.1016/j. ...

*Solar urticaria

In more extreme cases, plasmapheresis can be considered. This technique is used to remove the blood plasma or fluid in the red ... In more extreme cases, the use of immunosuppressive drugs and even plasmapheresis may be considered. The initial discovery of ...

*Autoimmune retinopathy

Plasmapheresis involves separating blood into two parts - blood cells and plasma. The blood plasma components, such as the ... Often, this is treatment is combined with plasmapheresis. Instead of treating the plasma and blood cells, they are replaced ... Methods of treatment include intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), plasmapheresis, and corticosteroids. Immunoglobulin samples are ...

*Autohemotherapy

Plasmapheresis is conceptually akin but is not included; the difference is that the mechanisms of action of plasmapheresis are ...

*Anti-Hu associated encephalitis

Armstrong MB, Robertson PL, Castle VP (2005). "Delayed, recurrent opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome responding to plasmapheresis". ...

*Better Half (House)

House orders plasmapheresis and asks Foreman if that's okay. Foreman just glares at him. Chase goes to explain the procedure to ... House wants to restart plasmapheresis, but Foreman wants to add other neurological symptoms - loss of language and aggression. ...

*Neuromyelitis optica

Plasmapheresis can be an effective treatment when attacks progress or do not respond to corticosteroid treatment. Clinical ... The most established method for antibody removal is plasmapheresis. A number of drugs are being studied: aquaporumab (non- ...

*Amanita phalloides

Jander S, Bischoff J, Woodcock BG (2000). "Plasmapheresis in the treatment of Amanita phalloides poisoning: II. A review and ... plasmapheresis, and peritoneal dialysis have occasionally yielded success, but overall do not appear to improve outcome. In ...

*Refsum disease

Plasmapheresis is another medical intervention used to treat patients. This involves the filtering of blood to ensure there is ...

*Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome

However, sometimes plasmapheresis is needed in the perioperative period.[citation needed] Ophthalmologists should try to avoid ...

*Redback spider

Blood plasma, containing the antibodies, is extracted by plasmapheresis. The plasma is treated with pepsin, and the active F(ab ...

*Apheresis

There are large categories of component collections: Plasmapheresis - blood plasma. Plasmapheresis is useful in collecting FFP ... Leukoreduction Plasmapheresis Venipuncture dtm double red cell Archived July 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Strauss, Ronald G ...

*Keith Peters (physician)

1976). "Plasmapheresis in the Management of Acute Systemic Lupus Erythematosus". The Lancet. 307 (7962): 709-711. doi:10.1016/ ...

*United Kingdom tainted blood scandal

Plasma donations could be collected using a process called plasmapheresis. In addition to NHS derived Factor produced by Bio ...