The selective therapeutic apheresis procedures.
The selective therapeutic apheresis procedures
J. Clin. Apheresis 28:20–29, 2013 doi:10.1002/jca.21265
Selective apheresis procedures have been developed to target specific molecules, antibodies, or cellular elements
in a variety of diseases. The advantage of the selective apheresis procedures over conventional therapeutic plasmapheresis is preservation of other essential plasma components such as albumin, immunoglobulins, and clotting
factors. These procedures are more commonly employed in Europe and Japan, and few are available in the
USA. Apheresis procedures discussed in this review include the various technologies available for low-density
lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis, double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP), cryofiltration, immunoadsorption procedures, adsorption resins that process plasma, extracorporeal photopheresis, and leukocyte apheresis.
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