Apheresis: Methods, Types and Potential Complications


Kronos Kostandin (Editor)

Series: Recent Advances in Hematology Research
BISAC: MED038000

Lipoprotein apheresis is a selective lipid-lowering extracorporeal treatment where atherogenic apo-B100-containing lipoproteins are removed from circulation. The successful use of plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) to treat homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) was first described in 1975.

Lipoprotein apheresis is now accepted as the treatment of choice for patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia and for heterozygotes with cardiovascular disease refractory to lipid-lowering drug therapy. This book discusses topics that include methods used for apheresis, the different forms of the disease, and potential complications that may occur. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Membrane Technologies for Therapeutic Plasma Separation and On-Line Plasma Treatment (pp. 1-32)
Paul S. Malchesky (International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation, Painesville, OH, USA)

Chapter 2 – Lipoprotein Apheresis: Methods, Types and Potential Complications (pp. 33-74)
Alison Pottle, Tina Khan and Mahmoud Barbir (Consultant Cardiologist. Department of Cardiology, Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Harefield, UK)

Chapter 3 – Technology of Plateletpheresis and Potential Complications (pp. 175-88)
R. Moog (German Red Cross Blood Donor Service North-East, Institute Cottbus, Germany)

Chapter 4 – Therapeutic Apheresis and other Artificial Liver Support Systems in Liver Diseases: Technical and Clinical Aspects (pp. 89-116)
Rolf Bambauer, Carolin Bambauer, Daniel Burgard and Ralf Schiel (Institute for Blood Purification, Homburg, Germany, and others)

Chapter 5 – Therapeutic Apheresis and Phlebotomy in the Treatment of Polyglobulia (pp. 117-126)
Miloš Bohoněk, M.D., Ph.D. (Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Central Military Hospital – Military University Hospital Prague Czech Republic)


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