Title

Therapeutic apheresis in neurological disorders: a survey of the evidence in support of current category I and II indications for therapeutic plasma exchange

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Transfusion Medicine

Publication Date

2008-11-01

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Blood Component Removal; Humans; Nervous System Diseases; *Plasma Exchange; *Practice Guidelines as Topic

Disciplines

Hemic and Immune Systems | Other Medical Specialties

Abstract

Neurologic disorders constitute the largest group of indications for therapeutic plasma exchange. Although some of the traditional indications are supported by properly designed randomized trials, others are not. This article provides a critical look at the evidence in support of the assignment by ASFA of Category I or II indications to neurologic disorders in its most recent (2007) evaluation of therapeutic apheresis.

DOI of Published Version

10.1002/jca.20178

Source

J Clin Apher. 2008;23(6):196-201. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of clinical apheresis

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

18973115

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