Published jointly by AABB and the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA), this Handbook — designed to fit conveniently in your lab coat pocket — provides a succinct and compact account of the most prevalent applications of all modalities of therapeutic apheresis, including cell depletion, plasmapheresis, photopheresis, erythrocytapheresis and off-line selective depletion. This handbook provides disease-specific content that is of great use to physicians who order or administer such therapies as well as technical content that assists other allied health personnel who perform the actual procedures.
Featured in this edition:
- Discussions of additional diseases.
- New disease categorizations.
- Leukocyte adsorptireapheresis.
- Liver support systems in development.
- More tables and lists.
- 1. INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC
APHERESIS: PRINCIPLES, PHYSIOLOGY,
AND PATIENT MANAGEMENT
Principles of Apheresis and Blood Component Exchange
Physiology of Therapeutic Apheresis
Patient Evaluation and Management
Adverse Events During Apheresis
- 2. CYTAPHERESIS
Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cell Collection
Autologous MNCs Manipulated Ex Vivo
- 3. THERAPEUTIC PLASMA EXCHANGE
Hematologic Disorders and Dysproteinemias
Solid Organ Transplantation
- 4. ERYTHROCYTAPHERESIS
- 5. PEDIATRIC THERAPEUTIC APHERESIS
Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
- 6. SELECTIVE DEPLETION
Staphylococcal Protein A Immunoadsorption Columns
Membrane Differential Filtration
ABO Antigen-Specific Immunoadsorption
Liver Support Systems