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Kidney

Immunoadsorption techniques can prevent a decline in kidney function in cases of autoimmune disease or where cross-barrier transplantation is required.

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Skin

In severe cases of autoimmune disease with extremely itchy skin and painful blistering, immunoadsorption can present an effective treatment option.

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Brain

In the field of neurology, immunoadsorption offers new methods for treating autoimmune diseases ranging from myasthenia gravis to Alzheimer’s.

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Heart

Severe cardiological diseases can lead to functional loss of the organ and other life-threatening conditions. Immunoadsorption and lipoprotein apheresis offer effective treatment options for some of these conditions.

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Liver

Extracorporeal liver support is vital in the event of acute organ failure. Dialysis and adsorption techniques enable effective toxin removal.

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Therapies

Immunoadsorption is a potent and flexible method for removing autoantibodies from the patient’s blood. It can be applied across a wide range of diseases.

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Lipoprotein apheresis aims to substantially reduce high cholesterol levels and other harmful lipoproteins in the patient’s bloodstream by using direct adsorption or filtration technologies.

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Specialized apheresis technologies can effectively deal with soluble and non-soluble pathogens that arise in cases of liver failure.

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Therapeutic apheresis

What is therapeutic apheresis?

Therapeutic apheresis is an extracorporeal blood purification procedure that removes harmful pathogens, chemicals or cells from the patient’s blood or plasma. This yields benefits in a variety of medical conditions, including metabolic disorders and autoimmune diseases. In contrast to conventional therapies, no foreign substances are added to the patient’s blood. Instead, pathogenic agents are eliminated in a sophisticated extracorporeal circuit. The blood is returned to the patient’s body immediately after purification.

ELIMINATION OF
PATHOGENIC AGENTS
INSTEAD OF
SUPPLYING
SUBSTANCES

Therapeutic apheresis…

includes a variety of medical techniques, such as complete plasma exchange or the adsorption of specific plasma components. These can be applied as the clinical indication demands. Thanks to our adsorbers and many years of experience with extracorporeal methods, Fresenius Medical Care provides high quality and versatile treatment alternatives for a wide range of disorders – alternatives that can improve patients’ quality of life.

Medical techniques of therapeutic apheresis