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Therapeutic hemapheresis practitioners need to know about the treatment of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12725945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the field of therapeutic apheresis, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) makes up a large percentage of the conditions treated by plasma exchange. The implementation of plasma exchange in the treatment of TTP has been shown to reduce the mortality rate for this group of patients significantly. Apheresis operators see many patients with acute symptoms, the "chronic" syndrome of TTP, and those with a "relapsing" TTP. The apheresis practitioner is with the patient for several hours during each treatment, and thus becomes an element of continuity in the care and assessment of the TTP patient. Progress in understanding the pathophysiology of this condition necessitates the frequent review of literature published regarding TTP, and continuing education of staff and physicians.
Patricia Jost Golden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1473-0502     ISO Abbreviation:  Transfus. Apher. Sci.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-02     Completed Date:  2003-11-06     Revised Date:  2006-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095653     Medline TA:  Transfus Apher Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-7     Citation Subset:  T    
Hemapheresis Consultant, American Society for Apheresis Vice President, 4820 Lodge Lane, Greenwood, MN 55331, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Component Removal*
Health Personnel / education*
Plasma Exchange
Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy*

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