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
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