Category IV indications for therapeutic apheresis: ASFA fourth special issue.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) Committee on Clinical Applications systematically and critically reviews published information on the use of therapeutic apheresis in clinical practice. On the basis of this review, selected diseases are assigned one of five categories (category I, II, III, IV, and P). The diseases, which were classified as category IV indications, and the rationale for such assignment are reviewed in this article. The diseases assigned to category I, II, III, and newly created category P are discussed in a separate article in this issue.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shaz, BH; Linenberger, ML; Bandarenko, N; Winters, JL; Kim, HC; Marques, MB; Sarode, R; Schwartz, J; Weinstein, R; Wirk, A; Szczepiorkowski, ZM

Published Date

  • June 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 176 - 180

PubMed ID

  • 17377982

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-2459

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jca.20131


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States