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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Hematology (Autoimmune Diseases and Conditions)

Plasmapheresis Using Colloids, Albumin, or Cryosupernatant

Pentastarch instead of albumin as replacement fluid for therapeutic plasma exchange. The Canadian Apheresis Group.

Rock G, Sutton DM, Freedman J, Nair RC.

Source‎: J Clin Apheresis 1997;12(4):165-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 9483177

Replacement fluids in plasmapheresis: cross-over comparative study.

Le Conte P, Nicolas F, Adjou C, N'Guyen JM, Billaud E, Moreau P.

Source‎: Intensive Care Med 1997;23(3):342-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 9083239

Starch and albumin mixture as replacement fluid in therapeutic plasma exchange is safe and effective.

Agreda-Vásquez GP, Espinosa-Poblano I, Sánchez-Guerrero SA, Crespo-Solís E, Cabrera-Vásquez S, López-Salmorán J, Barajas J, Peñaloza-Ramírez P, Tirado-Cárdenas N, Velázquez A.

Source‎: J Clin Apher 2008;23(5):163-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18819155

DOI‎: 10.1002/jca.20175

Tryptophan-immobilized column-based immunoadsorption as the choice method for plasmapheresis in Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Okamiya S, Ogino M, Ogino Y, Irie S, Kanazawa N, Saito T, Sakai F.

Source‎: Ther Apher Dial 2004;8(3):248-53.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15154879

Hydroxyethylstarch as a replacement fluid in therapeutic plasma exchange for lupus nephritis in a Jehovah's Witness.

Cid J, Díaz E, Ortín X, Elies E.

Source‎: Transfus Apheresis Sci 2003;28(1):101-2.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12620275

Immunoadsorption in Guillain-Barré syndrome and myasthenia gravis.

Haupt WF, Rosenow F, van der Ven C, Birkmann C.

Source‎: Ther Apher 2000;4(3):195-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 10910018

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