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 (plăz′mə-fĕr′ĭ-sĭs, -fə-rē′-)
A process in which plasma is taken from donated blood and the remaining components, mostly red blood cells, are returned to the donor.

[plasm(a) + Greek aphairesis, removal; see aphaeresis.]


(Medicine) (in blood transfusion) a technique for removing healthy or infected plasma by separating it from the red blood cells by settling or using a centrifuge and retransfusing the red blood cells into the donor or patient
[C20: from plasm + Greek aphairesis taking away]


(ˌplæz mə fəˈri sɪs)

a type of apheresis in which blood cells are returned to the bloodstream of the donor and the plasma is used, as for transfusion.
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Noun1.plasmapheresis - plasma is separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor
pheresis, apheresis - 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


n plasmaféresis f
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A set of containers and highways; single use, sterile, for the treatment, donor single plasmapheresis by centrifugation, the container for blood is quadruple; sterile, disposable, with a blood sample adapter, with a needle protector and a container for blood samples, a top-bottom configuration for the optipress-11 apparatus used by the customer.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan has approved Soliris (eculizumab) as a treatment for patients with generalized myasthenia gravis who are anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody-positive and whose symptoms are difficult to control with high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin therapy or plasmapheresis, US-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Experimental treatments for refractory pruritus include phototherapy, plasmapheresis, albumin dialysis, ileal bile acid transporter-inhibitors, methotrexate, and fibrates.
It has been shown that plasmapheresis may be beneficial in patients who do not respond to steroids and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment (3, 4).
8,10) Plasmapheresis is thought to primarily modulate the immune response by eliminating and diminishing plasma immunological mediators that are responsible for HSP.
The principles of management include immediate removal of culprit drug(s), supportive management and specific drug therapies or procedures, of which plasmapheresis is one treatment modality.
The researchers used a process known as plasmapheresis, which, according to co-author Tony De Souza, MD, "involves "the removal, treatment, and return of blood plasma from circulation.
Patient considerably improved, ptosis slightly decreased and started walking with no unsteadiness after 3rd cycle of plasmapheresis.
Plasmapheresis was promptly added to the treatment strategy (day 3), but required transfer to another facility with access to this resource.
She underwent plasmapheresis 10 times until her platelet count was in normal range (1 week later).
We report a case of NMO who developed ARF related to cervical myelitis, which was refractory to pulse dose steroid therapy, but resolved with plasmapheresis.