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apheresis

(əfĕr`əsĭs), or

hemapheresis

(hē'məfĕr`əsĭs), any procedure in which bloodblood,
fluid pumped by the heart that circulates throughout the body via the arteries, veins, and capillaries (see circulatory system; heart). An adult male of average size normally has about 6 quarts (5.6 liters) of blood.
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 is drawn from a donor or patient and a component (platelets, plasmaplasma,
in physics, fully ionized gas of low density, containing approximately equal numbers of positive and negative ions (see electron and ion). It is electrically conductive and is affected by magnetic fields.
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, or white blood cells) is separated out, the remaining blood components being returned to the body. Apheresis allows the donor's blood volume to replenish itself much more quickly than whole blood donation. One type of apheresis, plasmapheresis, is commonly used in commercial blood banksblood bank,
site or mobile unit for collecting, processing, typing, and storing whole blood, blood plasma and other blood constituents. Most hospitals maintain their own blood reserves, and the American Red Cross provides a nationwide collection and distribution service.
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. In plasmapheresis the plasma (the liquid portion of the blood) is separated from donated blood, the red blood cells being returned to the donor. In some diseases, such as myasthenia gravismyasthenia gravis
, chronic disorder of the muscles characterized by weakness and a tendency to tire easily. It is caused by an autoimmune attack on the acetylcholine receptor of the post synaptic neuromuscular junction.
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, plasmapheresis is used to attempt to remove the disease-causing substances from the blood.
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A total 1,885 therapeutic apheresis procedures, including 529 PBSC collection sessions, were analyzed.
Meanwhile, Peter Hersey, MD, the first person to publish a paper on the use of therapeutic apheresis as a cancer treatment, commented, "Ralph Moss has uncovered another rich vein in medical history."
Therapeutic apheresis is used to treat a wide range of intractable diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and hepatic insufficiency.
[ClickPress, Thu Oct 04 2018] Therapeutic apheresis is a procedure of the removal of a blood component from a patient using the apheresis technology.
Download the PDF Brochure@ https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=950 On the basis of procedure, the market is segmented into automated/donor apheresis and therapeutic apheresis. Therapeutic apheresis is further segmented into therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), therapeutic cytapheresis, photopheresis, and extracorporeal immunoadsorption (ECI).
Padmanabhan et al., "Guidelines on the use of therapeutic apheresis in clinical practice-evidence-based approach from the Writing Committee of the American Society for Apheresis: the sixth special issue," Journal of Clinical Apheresis, vol.
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Kim et al., "Guidelines on the use of therapeutic apheresis in clinical practice--Evidence-based approach from the apheresis applications committee of the American society for apheresis," Journal of Clinical Apheresis, vol.