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plasmapheresis:

see apheresisapheresis
, or hemapheresis
, any procedure in which blood is drawn from a donor or patient and a component (platelets, plasma, or white blood cells) is separated out, the remaining blood components being returned to the body.
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plasmapheresis

[¦plaz·mə·fə′rē·səs]
(medicine)
The withdrawal of blood from a donor to obtain plasma, its components, or the nonerythrocytic formed elements of blood, followed by the return of the erythrocytes to the donor.
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Use of therapeutic plasma exchange in the management of acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis: a case report and review of the literature.
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The Plasma Exchange Innovation Award is intended to encourage the investigation of novel scientific ideas, best practices and standards that have the potential to advance the understanding and the use of plasma exchange.
For refractory disease, any treatments on the list might be tried and combined including biologics and antibody inhibiting strategies, such as IVIG or plasma exchange.
2] 1, BE -17) was managed with optimised ventilation and plasma exchange (pH 7.
Therapeutic Plasma Exchange and Intravenous Immunoglobulin for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tic Disorder in Childhood".
10) Plasma exchange is also an effective treatment for CIDP, but its use is limited by a higher prevalence of serious adverse events, technical limitations, and the restriction of the procedure to hospitals in large communities.
Naomi's nightmare continued as she suffered four urinary tract infections, had an infusion of chemo in November last year - but only after she had managed to breastfeed Kya for five weeks - and in December had a plasma exchange at Liverpool's Walton Hospital.
5,6,22) When plasma exchange treatment transformed TTP from a syndrome with high mortality to one in which most patients survived, urgency for treatment required more limited diagnostic criteria.