Transfusion Medicine

THERAPEUTIC APHERESIS (ADVANCED)

Learning Lab Advanced

Author information
Edward Yoon, MD
Dr Yoon disclosed no conflict of interest

Learning objectives:

  • Describe basic principles of apheresis technology
  • Detail replacement fluids and anticoagulation
  • Identify current guidelines for therapeutic apheresis
  • Understand periprocedural clinical considerations
  • Know plasma exchange (plasmapheresis)
  • Explain plasma exchange in idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
  • Understand plasma exchange in Myasthenia Gravis
  • Describe red cell exchange (Erythrocytapheresis)
  • Describe red cell exchange in sickle cell disease
  • Identify white blood cell depletion (Leukocytapheresis)
  • Identify platelet depletion (Thrombocytapheresis)
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