Journal article

Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Critically Ill Children Requiring Intensive Care

Gerard Cortina, Rosemary McRae, Roberto Chiletti, Warwick Butt

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinical indications, procedural safety, and outcome of critically ill children requiring therapeutic plasma exchange. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study based on a prospective registry. SETTING: Tertiary and quaternary referral 30-bed PICU. PATIENTS: Forty-eight critically ill children who received therapeutic plasma exchange during an 8-year period (2007-2014) were included in the study. INTERVENTIONS: Therapeutic plasma exchange. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: A total of 48 patients underwent 244 therapeutic plasma exchange sessions. Of those, therapeutic plasma exchange was performed as sole procedure in 193 (79%), in combination with continuous rena..

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