Journal of Clinical Apheresis Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: American Society for Apheresis, Wiley

Journal description

The Journal of Clinical Apheresis publishes articles dealing with all aspects of hemapheresis. Articles welcomed for review include those reporting basic research and clinical applications of therapeutic plasma exchange therapeutic cytapheresis therapeutic absorption blood component collection and transfusion donor recruitment and safety administration of hemapheresis centers and innovative applications of hemapheresis technology. Experimental studies clinical trials case reports and concise reviews will be welcomed.

Current impact factor: 1.58

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.579
2012 Impact Factor 2.265
2011 Impact Factor 1.933
2010 Impact Factor 1.103
2009 Impact Factor 1.682
2008 Impact Factor 1.838
2007 Impact Factor 1.471
2006 Impact Factor 1.333
2005 Impact Factor 1.05
2004 Impact Factor 1.111
2003 Impact Factor 1.403
2002 Impact Factor 1.22
2001 Impact Factor 1.302
2000 Impact Factor 1.379
1999 Impact Factor 1.321
1998 Impact Factor 0.678
1997 Impact Factor 1.017
1996 Impact Factor 0.746

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 1.78
Cited half-life 6.00
Immediacy index 0.18
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.42
Website Journal of Clinical Apheresis website
Other titles Journal of clinical apheresis (Online), Journal of clinical apheresis
ISSN 1098-1101
OCLC 38866660
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The combined use of immunoadsorption (IA) and membrane filtration (MF) may markedly enhance removal of IgM and complement component C1q, supporting its use as an element of recipient desensitization in antibody-incompatible transplantation. However, coagulation factor removal may contribute to altered hemostasis, posing a risk of bleeding in the perioperative setting. This secondary endpoint analysis of standard coagulation assays and rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) was performed in the context of a randomized controlled crossover study designed to assess the effect of combined IA (GAM-146-peptide) and MF on levels of ABO antigen-specific IgM. Fourteen patients with autoimmune disorders were randomized to a single treatment with IA+MF followed by IA alone, or vice versa. MF was found to markedly enhance fibrinogen depletion (57% vs. 28% median decrease after IA alone, P < 0.001), whereby four patients showed post-treatment fibrinogen concentrations below 100 mg dL(-1) . In support of a critical contribution of fibrinogen depletion to impaired coagulation, extrinsically activated ROTEM(®) analysis revealed a marked reduction in fibrinogen-dependent clot formation upon IA+MF (59% median decrease in FIBTEM mean clot firmness (MCF) as compared to 24% after IA alone, P < 0.001). Moreover, the addition of MF led to a substantial prolongation of activated partial thromboplastin time, possibly due to depletion of macromolecular coagulation factors contributing to intrinsically activated coagulation. Our study demonstrates substantial effects of combined IA+MF on clot formation, which may be mainly attributable to fibrinogen depletion. We suggest that the use of combined apheresis in the setting of transplant surgery may necessitate a careful monitoring of coagulation. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 04/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21399
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    ABSTRACT: To analyze the efficacy and safety of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) collections by leukapheresis in pediatric patients with brain tumors. Between 2003 and 2014, we collected HPC from 19 children (12 boys/7 girls), median age at the diagnosis of 5 years old (<1-15 years old) and weight of 16.8 Kg (6.7-42). Diagnoses were Medulloblastoma (n = 10), Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (n = 5), Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (n = 3) and Secreting Germ Cell Tumor (n = 1). All patients performed leukapheresis by a central venous catheter, at the fifth day of mobilization with G-CSF (median dose 11.7 µg/Kg/day), 9 of them with COBE® Spectra and 10 with Spectra Optia®. The anticoagulant used was ACD-A, ratio of 14:1 or ACD-A plus heparin, ratio 25:1. The tubing set was primed with a compatible, irradiated, leukodepleted and hematocrit adjusted packed red cells for all children <30 kg (n = 17). A median of 1.5 (1-3) leukapheresis per patient was performed with an average of 3 (1.5-5.4) blood volumes processed; 3 children did a second mobilization and one additional leukapheresis. The median number of CD34+ cells collected was 4.6 × 10(6) /Kg (0.18-22.6) of patient body weight; 12 children collected for a tandem transplant. The median time between cell collection and infusion was 3 (0.6-9.1) months. HPC collection in children is an efficient and well tolerated technique, performed as an outpatient procedure. With the new mobilization schemes and leukapheresis technology, we can collect a high number of HPC allowing pediatric oncologist to establish more aggressive chemotherapy protocols hoping to improve patient outcome. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 04/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21398
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    ABSTRACT: American society for apheresis (ASFA) publishes guidelines for therapeutic apheresis (TA) and physicians ordering TA procedures should be aware of the appropriate indications based on scientific evidence. Transfusion Medicine specialists (apheresis physicians) can steer physicians in right direction through CME on right indications, duration of therapy and replacement fluid. Therefore, authors reviewed, collated, and interpreted effect of formal CME interventions. Retrospective study was conducted in a large hospital in India. CME interventions to teach clinical and managerial aspects of TA were conducted in the first quarter of 2012. Sessions involved ASFA guidelines and recommendations for TA. Data was collected and changes in practice related to TA before (March 2010 to December 2011) and after (April 2012 to December 2013) the intervention was analyzed. Seventy-three subjects participated in the interventions. Five hundred and eighty-nine TA procedures were performed during study period; 214 procedures in 49 patients before intervention and 375 procedures in 84 patients after intervention. After intervention there was significant improvement in indications of category I (38.7% vs. 64.3%; P = 0.004), category II (22.5% vs. 16.6%), category III (12.2% vs. 11.9%), and category IV (6.1% vs. 2.4%; P = 0.0001). Significant reduction was seen in procedures not belonging to any category from 20.5% to 4.8% (P = 0.002). Change in practices was also observed in context of duration of therapy and replacement fluid. CME intervention, based on the 2010 edition of ASFA guidelines for therapeutic apheresis appears to have had a positive impact on physicians TA practices. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 04/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21397
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    ABSTRACT: Autoantibodies to the voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC) complex cause a spectrum of non-paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes including limbic encephalitis (LE). We report a case of a man with LE who underwent a course of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) in addition to other immunomodulatory therapies and experienced sustained clinical resolution of his symptoms. This report adds to the existing literature supporting TPE in cases of LE due to VGKC complex autoantibodies. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 04/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21395
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    ABSTRACT: Priapism is unwanted painful penile erection that affects about 36% of boys and men with sickle cell disease (SCD) most of whom have sickle cell anemia. Clinically, priapism could be stuttering, minor, or major. The first two types are mild, last < 4 h, are usually treated at home, have good prognosis with normal sexual function. The major type of priapism lasts >4 h, associated with severe pain, requires hospitalization; often does not respond to medical treatment and may require shunt surgery. Untreated major priapism and surgical intervention often cause impotence. In this study, we report our 15-year experience in treating adult patients with SCD and major priapism with blood exchange transfusion after being refractory to other medical therapies. Adult male African Americans patients with SCD and major priapism were enrolled in this study and followed for 15 years. A Haemonitics V-50 machine was initially used for whole blood exchange and was later replaced with Cobe Spectra machine for RBC exchange. We used 239 blood exchanges requiring 1,136 RBC units. We maintained a post-exchange hemoglobin level of about 10 g/dL and hemoglobin S level < 30%. None of the patients had any neurological complications such as headache, seizures, neurological deficits, or obtundation post-exchange. Together, the data indicate that blood exchange transfusion for the treatment of patients with SCD and major priapism is efficacious and safe. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21394
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    ABSTRACT: Red cell exchange (RCE) is a common procedure in adults with sickle cell disease (SCD). Implantable dual lumen Vortex (DLV) ports can be used for RCE in patients with poor peripheral venous access. We performed a retrospective cohort study of RCE procedures performed in adults with SCD. The main objective of the study was to compare the inlet speed, duration of procedures and rate of complications performed through DLV ports to those performed through temporary central venous and peripheral catheters. Twenty-nine adults with SCD underwent a total of 318 RCE procedures. Twenty adults had DLV ports placed and 218 procedures were performed using DLV ports. Mean length of follow-up after DLV port placement was 397 ± 263 days. Six DLV ports were removed due to infection and 1 for malfunction after a mean of 171 ± 120 days. Compared to temporary central venous and peripheral catheters, DLV port procedures had a greater rate of procedural complications, a longer duration, and a lower inlet speed (all P < 0.01). When accounting for the maximum allowable inlet speed to avoid citrate toxicity, 40% of DLV port procedures were greater than 10% below maximum speed, compared to 7 and 14% of procedures performed through temporary central venous and peripheral catheters (P < 0.0001). In conclusion, DLV ports can be used for RCE in adults with SCD, albeit with more procedural complications and longer duration. The smaller internal diameter and longer catheter of DLV ports compared to temporary central venous catheters likely accounts for the differences noted. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21393
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    ABSTRACT: Hemotopoietic stem cell mobilization with cytokines alone, has still been widely accepted as the initial attempt for stem cell mobilization. Chemotherapy based mobilization can be preferred as first choice in high risk patients or for remobilization. But mobilization failure still remains to be a problem in one third of patients. Salvage mobilization strategies have been composed to give one more chance to 'poor mobilizers'. Synergistic effect of a reversible inhibitor of CXCR4, plerixafor, with G-CSF has opened a new era for these patients. Preemptive approach in predicted poor mobilizers, immediate salvage approach for patients with suboptimal mobilization or remobilization approach of plerixafor in failed mobilizers have all been demonstrated convincing results in various studies. Alternative CXCR4 inhibitors, VLA4 inhibitors, bortezomib, parathormone have also been emerged as novel agents for mobilization failure. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21374
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    ABSTRACT: Blood group incompatibility remains a significant barrier to kidney transplantation. Approximately, one-third of donors are blood group incompatible with their intended recipient. Options for these donor-recipient pairs include blood group incompatible transplantation or kidney paired donation. However, the optimal protocol for blood group incompatible transplantation is unknown. Protocols differ in techniques to remove ABO antibodies, titer targets, and immunosuppression regimens. In addition, the mechanisms of graft accommodation to blood group antigens remain poorly understood. We describe a blood group incompatible protocol using pretransplant therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin, and rituximab in addition to prednisone, mycophenolate mofetil, and tacrolimus. In this protocol, we do not exclude patients based on a high initial titer and do not implement post-transplant TPE. All 16 patients who underwent this protocol received a living donor transplant with 100% patient and graft survival, and no reported episodes of antibody-mediated rejection to date with a median follow-up of 2.6 years (range 0.75-4.7 years). We conclude that blood group incompatible transplantation can be achieved without post-transplant TPE. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21390
  • Journal of Clinical Apheresis 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21389
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    ABSTRACT: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is an extracorporeal blood purification therapy that is part of the treatment of various diseases. Plasma and blood cells can be separated by centrifugation or using membrane separators. A descriptive analysis, in which the first 500 TPE sessions using membrane filtration without anticoagulation of the extracorporeal circuit are described. Five hundred (500) TPE sessions were performed on 68 patients over a period of 5 years. Therapeutic indications were 17 different diseases. 5% albumin was the most frequent replacement solution used in 62% of sessions. The mean number of plasma volume replacements was 1.33. Complications occurred in 7.6% of the sessions. Arterial hypotension was the most common event and clotting of the extracorporeal circuit was documented in just one TPE session. Electrolyte tests performed in patients during the procedure showed: 11% hypocalcemia, with a similar distribution of hypokalemia. Twenty-two percent (22%) and 37% of phosphorus and magnesium records, respectively, were higher than normal. No symptoms associated with electrolyte abnormalities were documented. TPE by membrane filtration is one of the techniques by which it is possible to perform such therapy. In this registry, a low rate of complications was documented. While the need for anticoagulation may be related not only to clotting of the circuit but also to the efficiency of the therapy, clinical response in this series of patients was as expected for each disease. Continuous monitoring and an individualized analysis of electrolytes should be performed in TPE patients. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 02/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21391
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    ABSTRACT: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is not frequently used in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) because it usually gives only a short-term benefit. We report on a 16-year-old boy with renal insufficiency undergoing hemodialysis who developed CIDP and underwent TPE with dramatic long-term response to therapy. Nerve ultrasound and MRI findings are also reported. In our patient TPE was chosen because he was already undergoing hemodialysis. Though it is not considered a first-line therapy in pediatric CIDP, TPE may be a good therapeutic choice also in long-term period. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 02/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21384
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Peripheral blood stem cell mobilization using growth factors is a common method of stem cell collection for transplantation, however, little is reported concerning safety of continued growth factor delivery in exceptional responders with very high white blood cell (WBC) counts in preparation for pheresis. We performed a retrospective study of the safety of growth factor delivery for leukapheresis in those with WBC counts greater than 60,000/µl. Methods: Allogeneic donors received 5 days of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) at a daily dose of 10 or 16 µg/kg. Autologous donors received G-CSF 10 µg/kg/day +/- chemotherapy until peripheral blood CD34(+) count reached 10/µl. Granulocyte donors received 300 µg dose of G-CSF the day prior to donation. Results: Out of 3,037 leukapheresis collections from 1998 to 2005, we identified 303 collections from 204 donors or patients who had a WBC > 60,000/µl. WBC counts were ≥100,000/µl in seven of these subjects. If inadequate stem cell dose was obtained with pheresis with WBC counts this high, patients had growth factor dosing decreased 50% but still received a dose till stem cell collection was completed. Of the 204 subjects, 122 were patients and 82 were donors. These 204 donors/patients had no serious adverse events reported other than the common reports of myalgia, bone pain, and headache associated with administration of growth factors. Pain levels ranged from mild to severe and usually were managed by over the counter analgesics. Conclusions: Continuing ½ the dose of neupogen to complete the pheresis process appears safe in subjects with very high white blood counts. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 02/2015; 30(1). DOI:10.1002/jca.21343
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    ABSTRACT: IntroductionAnti-N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antibody encephalitis is an increasingly recognized form of autoimmune encephalitis. Conventional treatments include therapies such as corticosteroids, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), and/or therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE). Although TPE is regularly used for treatment of anti-NMDA receptor antibody encephalitis, the American Society for Apheresis has given it a category III recommendation only. Earlier administered immunotherapies in tumor-negative patients may facilitate faster recoveries, but it remains unclear whether or not TPE is superior to steroids and/or IVIG.Methods We retrospectively evaluated 10 of 14 patients that received steroids and TPE with modified Rankin scores and subjectively assessed the point of largest sustained improvement in all 14 patients.ResultsIn the patients that received both steroids and TPE at our institution during the same hospitalization (only 10 of 14 patients), 7/10 patients after TPE had improved with the modified Rankin score versus 3/10 patients after steroids. The average modified Rankin score improvement after steroids in this group was −0.1 as compared with 0.4 after TPE. Based on subjective chart review analysis during which all 14 patients were assessed, the largest sustained improvement occurred immediately following the third–fifth exchange in 9/14 patients, whereas only 2/14 patients appeared to have had significant benefit immediately following steroids.Conclusions This is compelling preliminary data that suggests that corticosteroids may not be as effective compared to steroids followed by TPE. Given the importance of time-sensitive treatment, more formal studies may illuminate the ideal first-line treatment for anti-NMDA receptor antibody encephalitis. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 02/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21363
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    ABSTRACT: Objective Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is currently standard therapy for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Of the many challenges associated with outpatient ECP treatments, commuter travel to capable facilities can fragment and compromise the patient care. In 2008, our hospital implemented an ECP program providing patients to a treatment center over 120 minutes away. This study was undertaken to describe our experience with the establishment of a regional ECP program.MethodsA retrospective review using a standardized template was performed of patients treated from May 2008 to 2012. The response to treatment was analyzed after a minimum of eight procedures. A partial response to treatment in individuals with CTCL, was more than 50% skin improvement, and GVHD, a reduction in steroid dose by 50%, liver function test improvement or documented improvement in skin findings.ResultsOf the 34 patients treated, 11 were for CTCL and 23 for GVHD. 95.8% of the 1,071 planned procedures were successfully. The average procedure time was 186 min for the UVAR-XTSTM and 93 min for the CELLEXTM. Patients travelled a median of 65.7 miles (range 4–133 miles). The median duration of therapy was 6 months (range 2–23) for CTCL and 5 months (range 1–27) for GVHD. A clinical benefit was observed in 7 of 11 (63.6%) patients with CTCL and in 15 of 23 (65.2%) with GVHD.Conclusion Our regional ECP program was a viable option in improving access to care for patients requiring treatment for CTCL and chronic GVHD. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 02/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21382
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    ABSTRACT: Antisynthetase syndrome (ASS) is a rare condition characterized by interstitial lung disease (ILD), inflammatory myositis, fever, Raynaud phenomenon, mechanic's hand, and inflammatory polyarthritis in the setting of antibodies to amino acyl-transfer RNA synthetases, with anti-Jo-1 antibody being the most common. Prognosis is very poor especially when there is associated ILD. To date, there is no standardized treatment for ILD associated ASS. Therapy is based on the use of steroids alone or in combination with other immunosuppressive agents, especially in severe or refractory cases. The role of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) in the management of this rare condition has not been established. Here, we report a case of severe ILD associated ASS in a 41-year-old woman who did not show clinical or laboratory response after six doses of high dose steroids and a dose of IV cyclophosphamide. Because of the aggressive nature of her disease and poor prognostic indices present, a decision was made to add TPE to her treatment. She underwent five sessions of TPE. At the end of the 5th session, the anti-Jo-1 antibody levels dropped to 3.6 AI (antibody index) and her creatinine kinase (CK) level from 875 to 399 U L(-1) (Units per liter) with overall improvement in her respiratory status. This case suggests TPE may be a promising treatment option in patients with ILD associated ASS refractory to steroids and other immunosuppressive therapy, particularly those with severe disease. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 02/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21387
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    ABSTRACT: Sirolimus is an immunosuppressant used to prevent graft versus host disease in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. It has a large volume of distribution (12 ± 7.5 l/kg) and within the intravascular space ∼95% of it is bound to red blood cells. Because of potential toxic effects at high trough levels, therapeutic drug monitoring is recommended for sirolimus. We present a case of severe hepatic dysfunction due to Hepatitis B and sirolimus toxicity, in a 51-year-old male stem cell transplant recipient. An automated red cell exchange decreased his blood sirolimus level from 22.6 to 10.3 ng/ml (55% reduction) and improved his liver enzymes. Re-equilibration of sirolimus from other compartments to the blood necessitated a series of four red cell exchanges, after which the sirolimus level was 4.7 ng/ml. Although the patient ultimately succumbed to multiorgan failure, red cell exchange may be considered for acute removal of sirolimus in selected patients. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 01/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21381
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    ABSTRACT: It has been shown that it is possible to predict the CD 34+ hematopoietic progenitor cell dose from collection procedures on TerumoBCT COBE Spectra® cell separator platform using simple variables available at the start of the procedure. In this article, we demonstrate that this can be done simply and reliably using TerumoBCT Spectra Optia® (“Optia”) cell separator platform with a very close correlation between predicted and actual results (correlation coefficient 0.956). This knowledge can be used to optimize apheresis sessions and to minimize harmful effects and costs. In addition, we have shown differences in collection efficiency between healthy donors and cancer patients undergoing autologous donation. Finally, we have shown a small but significant improvement in collection efficiency for the Optia platform compared with the COBE Spectra platform. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 01/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21380
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    ABSTRACT: Propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS), a rare complication of propofol sedation, is associated with high mortality. There is no specific therapy. A 16-year-old with head injury and status epilepticus is described. Three days after seizure resolution, whilst receiving propofol, he developed severe lactic acidosis, rhabdomyolysis, and hemodynamic instability. Suspected PRIS was treated with a single session of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE). This was associated with immediate improvement in hemodynamic status, resolution of lactic acidosis within 24 h, normalization of CPK over 10 days, and a subsequent full recovery. TPE is suggested as a novel therapy for PRIS. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Clinical Apheresis 01/2015; DOI:10.1002/jca.21376