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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Contract notice: Plasma Pheresis Consumables and Equipment.
While we were achieving some results for these patients through a combination of kidney dialysis and pheresis, this combination method does not eliminate all of the toxins that accumulate in liver failure," says Dr.
Blood is drawn on the day of surgery, and a two-stage pheresis is performed using a cell saver to separate out three fractions.
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.
A variety of different agents and techniques such as methylene blue (nitric oxide inhibitor), sympathicomimetic agents, somatostatin analogues, exchange plasma pheresis and physical occlusion of intrapulmonary vascular dilatations have been employed in attempts to treat HPS, although none should be recommended for use at present.
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.
Experimental therapies seen in the literature include five to seven exchanges of CSF pheresis over 7-10 days.
One consequence of the large-volume pheresis is that patients receive substantial amounts of citrate as part of the anticoagulation required to maintain flow through the vascular access and the pheresis device.
Though the condition was not itself disabling, the plaintiff alleged that she was fired because "the defendant anticipated that she would undergo a disabling treatment--namely pheresis (or aphereisis), in which the blood is drained from the patient's body, cleansed of its cholesterol, and put back into the patient.
She anticipated undergoing pheresis, a procedure during which the patient's blood is drained from the body, the cholesterol is stripped from the blood, and the blood is transferred back to the patient.
My blood donation was in the form of plasma pheresis.