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... Abstract The development of therapeutic plasmapheresis has undergone an explosive expansion in the last ten years. The two fields in which diseases with the greatest incidence are being treated are neurology and rheumatology. In rheumatology the greatest concern is with the possibility...
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... helper/inducer and suppressor/cytotoxic T-cells is a feature of a variety of autoimmune and immunodeficiency disorders. Treatment with plasmapheresis usually in combination with immunosuppressive drugs results in restoration of the abnormal helper/suppressor T-cell ratio in some immunologic disorders...
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... Abstract Many plasmapheresis patients (24% in our center) also require hemodialysis. We report here on techniques for performing both processes simultaneously in a single extracorporeal circuit containing both a hemodialyzer and a hollow fiber membrane plasma filter. The combination proved...
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... Abstract 4 patients with clinical and biochemical evidence of acute SLE and diffuse proliferative lesions at renal biopsy, were included in the present study. The clinical signs of systemic involvement and renal function rapidly improved after a plasmapheresis course combined...
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... Abstract A process for conducting membrane plasmapheresis without extracorporeal blood pumps, and without the additional monitoring they require, has been developed and evaluated in vitro and in vivo. This approach, called spontaneous membrane plasmapheresis (SMP), was shown applicable to both...
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... Abstract The effect of plasmapheresis on cellular immunity was studied in 8 patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), by evaluating before and after treatment the percentage of E-rosette forming cells (E-RFC), the inhibitory effect of patients’ sera on rosette formation by normal...
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... Abstract The past lustrum has witnessed rapid progress in all technical aspects of membrane-moderated plasmapheresis. The underlying transport theory has advanced from crude phenomenology to sophisticated quantitative mathematical modeling. Correspondingly, plasma filters have become more...
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