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Cytapheresis (CAP) with leukocyte removal filter/bead column as onetherapeutic option for inflammatory bowel disease

Koji Sawada 1 , Transfus Apher Sci. 2017 Oct;56(5):689-697.

Clinical studies with these two new models have shown good effects for active IBD. Clinical data suggest that leukocytapheresis might be an effective adjunct to therapy of IBD, to promote remission, taper conventional drug dosage and potentially should reduce the number of patients who require colectomy. The results may further understandings of the pathophysiology of IBD and this in turn should contribute to a more effective treatment of this disorder.

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