Published jointly by AABB and the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA), this Handbook provides a thorough yet succinct account of the most commonly practiced apheresis procedures and indications for their use - including cytapheresis, therapeutic plasma exchange, erythrocytapheresis and 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 health-care personnel who perform the actual procedures.
New in this edition:
- Updated with ASFA indication categories from the 2010 Special Edition of the Journal of Clinical Apheresis.
- The introductory chapter provides a handy overview of therapeutic apheresis - principles, physiology, evaluation and management of patients, instrumentation and adverse events.
- A chapter devoted to special situations involving pediatric patients.
- More tables and references.