Plasmapheresis (PP) is a method of extracorporeal haemocorrection (EHC), based upon replacement of plasma of a patient with blood components / blood preparations, or blood substitutes.
Currently, Therapeutic Plasmapheresis is the most widely used EHC-procedure for treatment of internal diseases (more than 100 various diseases and syndromes).
The method lies in removal of the liquid blood component, plasma, along with toxic substances. At that, all the blood cell elements “return” to the patient.
Plasma components recover in the human body much faster than formed elements of blood. Therefore, patients can easily tolerate this.
In the course of PP, blood cells separate from the plasma. Plasma is removed along with toxins and replaced with various individualized solutions. No foreign blood components are at that used.
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Course of the procedure
In the course of the procedure, blood is drawn from a vein using a needle, connected to a package of single-use systems which, in turn, are connected to an apparatus. Upon the procedure, plasma removed and the systems used are disposed of.
Procedure duration: 1 – 2 hours.
On the procedure day do not visit swimming pools, saunas; do not take part in sports activities and limit consumption of salted food.
PP counter-indications are as follows.
An absolute contraindication is excessive bleeding which is beyond control. The following counter-indications are considered to be relative ones, as specified below: