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The new approach to assignment of ASFA categories--introduction to the fourth special issue: clinical applications of therapeutic apheresis.

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Szczepiorkowski, ZM; Shaz, BH; Bandarenko, N; Winters, JL
Published in: J Clin Apher
June 2007

The American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) Apheresis Applications Committee is responsible for a review and categorization of indications for therapeutic apheresis. The results of the review process were previously published in 1986, 1993, and 2000 as the ASFA Special Issues. The ASFA categories consist of categories I through IV, and category P (pending). This article describes the novel methodology, based on structured systematic review of the published literature, used to assign categories for indications for therapeutic apheresis. This is the first time each entity is presented as a fact sheet, which summarizes the evidence for the use of therapeutic apheresis. A detailed description of the fact sheet format and the individual fact sheets for categories I through III and category P are presented in the main article of this Special Issue. The diseases assigned to category IV are discussed in a separate article in this issue. Information on how the Apheresis Applications Committee proposes to include new diseases for category assignment is also provided.

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J Clin Apher

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0733-2459

Publication Date

June 2007

Volume

22

Issue

3

Start / End Page

96 / 105

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Societies, Medical
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Humans
  • Hematologic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular System & Hematology
 

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Szczepiorkowski, Z. M., Shaz, B. H., Bandarenko, N., & Winters, J. L. (2007). The new approach to assignment of ASFA categories--introduction to the fourth special issue: clinical applications of therapeutic apheresis. J Clin Apher, 22(3), 96–105. https://doi.org/10.1002/jca.20134
Szczepiorkowski, Zbigniew M., Beth H. Shaz, Nicholas Bandarenko, and Jeffrey L. Winters. “The new approach to assignment of ASFA categories--introduction to the fourth special issue: clinical applications of therapeutic apheresis.J Clin Apher 22, no. 3 (June 2007): 96–105. https://doi.org/10.1002/jca.20134.
Szczepiorkowski ZM, Shaz BH, Bandarenko N, Winters JL. The new approach to assignment of ASFA categories--introduction to the fourth special issue: clinical applications of therapeutic apheresis. J Clin Apher. 2007 Jun;22(3):96–105.
Szczepiorkowski, Zbigniew M., et al. “The new approach to assignment of ASFA categories--introduction to the fourth special issue: clinical applications of therapeutic apheresis.J Clin Apher, vol. 22, no. 3, June 2007, pp. 96–105. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/jca.20134.
Szczepiorkowski ZM, Shaz BH, Bandarenko N, Winters JL. The new approach to assignment of ASFA categories--introduction to the fourth special issue: clinical applications of therapeutic apheresis. J Clin Apher. 2007 Jun;22(3):96–105.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Clin Apher

DOI

ISSN

0733-2459

Publication Date

June 2007

Volume

22

Issue

3

Start / End Page

96 / 105

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Societies, Medical
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Humans
  • Hematologic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular System & Hematology