© 1991

Advances in haemapheresis

Proceedings of the Third International Congress of the World Apheresis Association. April 9–12,1990, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • C. Th. Smit Sibinga
  • L. Kater

Part of the Developments in Hematology and Immunology book series (DIHI, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Plasmapheresis: Centrifugation Versus Filtration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages XXIII-XXIII
    2. P. Konstantin, H. J. Neumann
      Pages 5-11
    3. M. Y. Jaffrin, L. H. Ding
      Pages 13-20
    4. R. R. Stromberg, L. I. Friedman, J. B. Schorr
      Pages 29-38
  3. Plasmapheresis in Neurology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. R. A. C. Hughes
      Pages 39-49
    3. J. C. Raphael, D. Elkharrat, S. Chevret, J. B. Vercken, Cl. Chastang, Ph. Gajdos
      Pages 51-57
    4. F. G. A. van der Meché, R. P. Kleyweg, J. Meulstee, P. I. M. Schmitz, the Dutch Guillain-Barré Study Group
      Pages 59-68
    5. B. O. Khatri
      Pages 69-77
  4. Stem Cells: Technology and Mobilization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N2-N2
    2. C. A. Juttner, L. B. To, D. N. Haylock, P. G. Dyson, G. W. Dart, J. Q. K. Ho et al.
      Pages 91-102
    3. T. de Witte, F. Preijers, A. Schattenberg, J. Wessels
      Pages 113-118
    4. A. Iacone, L. Pierelli, G. Fioritoni, P. Accorsi, A. de Laurenzi, L. de Rosa et al.
      Pages 119-131
  5. Stem Cells: Clinical Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3

About this book


The first International Meeting on Apheresis was held in Dyon in 1984. At the congress it became clear that both the technical and therapeutic sides developed very rapidly and it appeared fruitful to bring together the investigators of the different countries working in the areas. At that time immunology had come to pervade many clinical specialities, and hemapheresis, especially plasmapheresis was considered a therapeutic tool in many immunological diseases which hitherto had proved to be fatal. New methods to identify certain antibodies and circulating immune complexes in the serum and the possibilities to remove them from the blood by several techniques (filtration, centrifugation, immunoabsorp­ tion) led to an almost uncontrolled use of plasma exchange in a variety of diseases. Since then the technical possibilities of this technique were further recognized, as was the impact of immunology on many diseases, and the possibilities to collect specific components for therapeutic pur­ poses. But also we became aware of the limited contributions of anec­ dotal data on successes or failures of apheresis as adjuvant treatment. Therefore international prospective studies were initiated to make critical assessment possible of apheresis in various diseases.


T cell blood bone marrow chemotherapy diseases immune system immunoglobulin immunology immunotherapy lymphocytes neurology plasma prevention stem cells transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Th. Smit Sibinga
    • 1
  • L. Kater
    • 2
  1. 1.Red Cross Blood Bank Groningen-DrentheThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University Hospital UtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in haemapheresis
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Third International Congress of the World Apheresis Association. April 9–12,1990, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Editors C.Th. Smit Sibinga
    L. Kater
  • Series Title Developments in Hematology and Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-1312-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-6742-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-3904-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 270
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hematology
    Internal Medicine
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