apheresis

NOUN
  1. a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion
  2. (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'
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How To Use apheresis In A Sentence

  • Basically, they're using a technique called plasmapheresis to cleanse antibodies from patients' blood before transplantation. NPR Topics: News
  • The use of plasmapheresis may also permit steroid tapering before surgery, allowing for better post-op healing.
  • She was treated with plasmapheresis and platelet transfusions.
  • You are going to die a lot earlier sitting on that dialysis machine than if you get transplanted," says Melancon, whose goal is to pair domino kidney exchanges and the blood-cleansing treatment called plasmapheresis to narrow the troubling disparities. KETV.com - Local News
  • Called "apheresis," the procedure requires the donor to undergo five days of drug injections to stimulate production of specialized blood cells. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • Patients treated early with plasmapheresis required less mechanical ventilation, and hospitalization time was decreased.
  • He is receiving plasmapheresis as part of his treatment for myasthenia.
  • If fresh frozen plasma is not the replacement fluid, it is essential to monitor patients for signs and symptoms of coagulopathy because plasma, some white blood cells, and platelets are removed during plasmapheresis.
  • In some such instances, use of a special technique (hemapheresis) to collect donor granulocytes may permit their transfusion and provide some benefit until the patient's own white cell counts recover.
  • The procedure had more postoperative complications than the new blood-drawing method, known as apheresis. Latimes.com - News
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