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Plasma exchange (PE) and double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP) are known as effective treatment options for hyperviscosity syndrome (HVS) caused by Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia. Nonetheless, few data are available for the relation between the prescribed dose of apheresis and the reduction rate of target molecule immunoglobulin M (IgM), especially in the modality using membrane separation.
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Name: Journal of clinical apheresis
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An immunoglobulin which accounts for less than 1% of plasma immunoglobulin. It is found on the membrane of many circulating B LYMPHOCYTES.
The ratio of the dose that produces toxicity to the dose that produces a clinically desired or effective response.
Removal of plasma and replacement with various fluids, e.g., fresh frozen plasma, plasma protein fractions (PPF), albumin preparations, dextran solutions, saline. Used in treatment of autoimmune diseases, immune complex diseases, diseases of excess plasma factors, and other conditions.
The dose amount of poisonous or toxic substance or dose of ionizing radiation required to kill 50% of the tested population.
A ubiquitous membrane transport protein found in the plasma membrane of diverse cell types and tissues, and in nuclear, mitochondrial, and Golgi membranes. It is the major integral transmembrane protein of the erythrocyte plasma membrane, comprising 25% of the total membrane protein. It exists as a dimer and performs the important function of allowing the efficient transport of bicarbonate across erythrocyte cell membranes in exchange for chloride ion.
An antibody is a protein produced by the body's immune system when it detects harmful substances, called antigens. Examples of antigens include microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses) and chemicals. Antibodies may be produc...
Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blo...