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Theraputic Plasmapheresis in Neurological Disorders, Baghdad/Iraq
American Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016, Pages: 120-123
Received: Oct. 26, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 10, 2016; Published: Dec. 16, 2016
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Basim Hanoon Jabar, Neurology Department, Neurosciences Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
Bahaa A. Hassan, Neurology Department, Neurosciences Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
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Background: plasma exchange (PE) involves the separation and removal of plasma from corpuscular blood and the replacement of it with various fluids, while plasmapheresis only refers to the removal of plasma. AIM OF STUDY: To study our experience with PE in our 487 patients of different neurological disorders, determined most referring diseases. Materials and Methods: Retrospective study of PE procedures done during a period of 36 months, from January 2013to January 2016 in a neurosciences hospital in Baghdad/Iraq. Data analysis is used SPSS 20. Results: The main indication for PE was CIDP (339 patients; 69.20%). Age of patients ranged from 8-85 (mean = 46.22 years). Up to our knowledge is largeset number of patients used in that period, no mortality found. Conclusion: The analysis of 487 cases of PE done in our department shows that PF is usually well tolerated. Possible adverse reactions mainly relate to vascular access.
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Basim Hanoon Jabar, Bahaa A. Hassan, Theraputic Plasmapheresis in Neurological Disorders, Baghdad/Iraq, American Journal of Internal Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2016, pp. 120-123. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20160406.16
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