Originally published in Japanese. Original Japanese edition published by ISHIYAKU PUBLISHERS, INC., Tokyo 2012
2014, XXVII, 418 p. 46 illus., 39 illus. in color.
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Practical reference text for apheresis therapy covering everything from basic principles to treatment of specific disease states.
Pocket-sized book suitable for use in clinical courses and bed-side teaching, as well as medical engineering studies in hospitals worldwide.
Targets many illnesses including myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, nephrotic syndrome, TTP/TMA, and dilated cardiomyopathy.
This pocket-sized manual serves as a concise and ideal reference work for therapeutic approaches using apheresis. Covering both basic theory and clinical details to facilitate improved treatment and patient outcomes, the text considers a variety of diseases, including myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, nephrotic syndrome, TTP/TMA, dilated cardiomyopathy, and many other conditions. The book also reviews the growing trend toward adopting this unique therapy for a wide range of health management issues such as morbid obesity and/or type 2 diabetes, and for lowering LDL-cholesterol (cholesterol apheresis) in patients unresponsive to medication or lifestyle modification.