Theoretical Background of Apheresis Therapy

  • Norio Hanafusa


  • Apheresis is a process used to separate and remove pathogenic substances within the blood.

  • Plasma exchange is employed to supplement coagulation factors in patients with liver failure or thrombotic microangiopathy.


Plasma Exchange Fresh Freeze Plasma Oncotic Pressure Fluid Supplementation Dialysate Flow Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Hemodialysis & ApheresisUniversity Hospital, The University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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