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Medicine - Nephrology | The Concise Manual of Apheresis Therapy

The Concise Manual of Apheresis Therapy

NOIRI, Eisei, Hanafusa, Norio (Eds.)

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.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » anticoagulants - blood filtration - coagulation - electrolytes - endotoxins - plasmapheresis

Related subjects » Biomedical Engineering - Internal Medicine - Nephrology

Table of contents 

Part 1. Principles and Technologies.- Chapter 1. Theoretical background of Apheresis Therapy - Norio Hanafusa.- Chapter 2. Methods to Remove Pathogens - Tamami Tanaka.- Chapter 3. Decision to Prescribe PE, DFPP, or PA- Rei Isshiki.- Chapter 4. Plasma Exchange - Daisuke Katagiri.- Chapter 5. Double Filtration Plasmapheresis - Daisuke Katagri.- Chapter 6. Plasma Adsorption- Yasuyuki Watanabe.- Chapter 7. Cryofiltration - Daisuke Katagiri.- Chapter 8. Double Filtration Plasmapheresis Thermo-mode (DF Thermo)- Mizuki Yamano.- Chapter 9. Plasma Diafiltration - Hajime Nakae.- Chapter 10. Direct Plasma Adsorption - Mayumi Miwa.- Chapter 11. Cytapheresis - Yuki Itoh.- Chapter 12. Cell-free and Concentrated Ascites Reinfusion Therapy - Norio Hanafusa.- Part 2. Therapeutic Details.- Chapter 13. Choice of Apheresis Therapy- Eisei Noiri.- Chapter 14. Determination of Dosage and Frequency of Therapy- Norio Hanafusa.- Chapter 15. Vascular Access- Koji Okamoto.- Chapter 16. Anticoagulants - Tetsushi Yamashita.- Part 3. Complications.- Chapter 17. Hypotension - Tsuyoshi Inoue.- Chapter 18. Bleeding Complications and Reduction of Coagulation Factors- Norio Hanafusa.- Chapter 19. Allergies - Motonobu Nakamura.- Chapter 20. Electrolytes Disorders - Motonobu Nakamura.- Chapter 21. Avoiding Complications during Apheresis - Tetsushi Yamashita.- Chapter 22. Infections - Osamu Yamazaki.- Part 4. Autoimmune Disorders.- Chapter 23. Neurological Diseases- Masao Iwagami.- Chapter 24. Dermatological Disorders- Masao Iwagami.- Chapter 25. Kidney Diseases- Masao Iwagami.- Chapter 26. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Collagen Diseases - Hiroko Kanda.- Chapter 27. Blood type incompatible pregnancies - Norio Hanafusa.- Chapter 28. Multiple Myeloma - Tsuyoshi Inoue.- Chapter 29. Dilated Cardiomyopathy - Yoshifumi Hamasaki.- Part 5. Pathogens with Large Molecular Weight.- Chapter 30. Low Density Lipoprotein Apheresis - Kenjiro Honda.- Chapter 31. Endotoxin Adsorption Therapy - Kent Doi.- Part 6. Diseases Necessary to Supply Coagulation Factors.- Chapter 32. Liver Diseases - Kent Doi.- Chapter 33. Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Thrombotic Microangiopathy - Kenjiro Honda.- Chapter 34. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - Tsuyoshi Inoue.- Chapter 35. Hepatitis C Virus Infection - Shi Lu.- Chapter 36. Drug Intoxications - Motonobu Nakamura.- Chapter 37. Living Related Kidney Transplantation - Hiroo Kawarazaki.- Chapter 38. Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation- Naoko Watanabe-Okochi.- Part 7. Pediatric Apheresis.- Chapter 39. Apheresis in Children - Motoshi Hattori.

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