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Plasmapheresis

Plasmapheresis is a specialized procedure that is performed in the ICU for certain patients who are very sick with some specific kidney diseases. In this procedure, large quantities of plasma are removed from a patient and replaced with fresh frozen plasma, albumin or saline. A vascular access in the form of an internal jugular catheter / femoral vein catheter / AV fistula / AV graft is required. A plasma filter is used for the procedure. Haemodialysis machine with the blood pump and bloodlines are used. Replacement fluid is infused into the bloodline. Anticoagulation is used appropriately.

Some of the conditions requiring plasmapheresis are an anti-GBM disease, Hemolytic Uraemic Syndrome / Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, cryoglobulinemia, some vasculitic processes, recurrent FSGS in renal transplant, sensitized patients waiting for renal transplant.

NU Hospitals has been pioneering in Nephrology, Urology and Fertility (IVF) treatment over the last 20 years. Our highly specialised experts are richly experienced in treating rare and complex conditions. It was one of the first in Karnataka to conduct a successful kidney transplantation surgery and also the first to equip Urology department with the most advanced flexible endoscopes. Having a robust team of subspecialty specific urology team at NU has significantly improved the overall success rates. Men’s Health Clinic is one of its kind in South-India dealing with Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health. Our Male and Female Fertility (IVF) specialists comprehensively support the couples with the latest treatment and heartfelt compassion every step along the path to parenthood. At NU, every aspect of healthcare is coordinated and the entire team works together to provide exactly the care one needs. We are constantly updating the policies and collaborations to ensure that people in need are getting access to the most cutting-edge care and treatment.


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