pheresis


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phe·re·sis

 (fə-rē′sĭs, fĕr′ə-)
n. Informal
Apheresis.

pheresis

(fəˈriːsɪs)
n
(Medicine) an informal name for apheresis
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Noun1.pheresis - a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysispheresis - a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion
dialysis - separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
plasmapheresis - plasma is separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor
plateletpheresis - platelets are separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor
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In the hospital I wait every day for the pheresis nurse
For now, care remains largely supportive and includes dialysis for renal problems and pheresis for CNS involvement.
Blood is drawn on the day of surgery, and a two-stage pheresis is performed using a cell saver to separate out three fractions.
However, CDC (2002) and NKF (2006) vascular access guidelines indicate that when placing a catheter for HD or pheresis, one should use the jugular or femoral vein rather than subclavian vein to avoid venous stenosis, which could permanently exclude the future placement of an arterial-venous fistula or graft.
Apheresis (or pheresis or hemapheresis) is a procedure in which blood is drawn from a donor and separated into components, some of which are retained, such as plasma, and the remainder is returned by transfusion to the donor.
Autologous platelet gel was first developed as a byproduct of multicomponent pheresis.
But culture had been performed in the second case, a 79-year-old man who received a transfusion of pheresis platelets for thrombocytopenia after coronary artery bypass surgery.
In December 2004, a man aged 79 years in Utah received a transfusion of pheresis platelets for thromobocytopenia after coronary artery bypass surgery.
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