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Wojciech Szczeklik, Ilona Mitka, Ilona Nowak, Bozena Seczyńiska, Aurelia Sega, Wojciech Wegrzyn, Wiesław Królikowski
Plasmapheresis or therapeutic plasma exchange is a procedure designed to deplete the body of blood plasma without blood cells. Whole blood is removed from the body, the plasma is separated from the cells, and the cells are suspended in saline before being returned to the patient. The procedure is used to remove excess antibodies, immunoglobulins, or cytokines from the blood in various clinical situations. The particles removed should be adequately large (>15 kDa) and have a relatively long half-life. The volume of removed plasma should be based on body weight and haematocrit, and in an adult patient be in range of 2...
April 2010: Anestezjologia Intensywna Terapia
Thiago Bechara Noviello, Teresa Cristina B Noviello, Saulo Purisch, Rodrigo Nunes Lamounier, Janice Sepúlveda Reis, Patrícia A F da Cunha Menezes, Maria Regina Calsolari
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a disorder caused by exaggerated immune response to infectious process. Diabetes Melito (DM) is not recognized as one cause of this inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy with just a few cases of this association been described in the literature so far. We report here the case of a 44 years-old female patient admitted with a history of polyuria, polydipsia, weight loss, asthenia, hyperglycemia (562 mg/dL) and ketoacidosis without any infectious focus. The patient progressed with poliradiculopathy, respiratory insufficiency and liquoric alteration completing the picture of Guillain-Barré syndrome...
April 2008: Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia e Metabologia
Claudia Zanetti, Gilberto M Manzano, Alberto A Gabbai
UNLABELLED: Peripheral neuropathy is a common neurological complication occurring in asymptomatic and symptomatic stages of HIV infection. The most common syndromes are distal symmetric polyneuropathy, inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, poliradiculopathy, mononeuropathy, mononeuropathy multiplex and autonomic neuropathy. PURPOSE: To evaluate the frequency of peripheral neuropathy in a group of HIV seropositive outpatients in São Paulo, Brazil. METHOD: Over a period of 17 months, 49 HIV+ patients where evaluated clinically...
June 2004: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
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