Carolina Larrarte

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY This study investigated the efficacy of postoperative ticlopidine as antiplatelet therapy in patients shortly after heart valve repair or replacement. METHODS Between 1990 and 1995, 235 consecutive patients underwent either valve repair (n = 67) or replacement with a bioprosthesis (n = 168). The bioprostheses used were(More)
INTRODUCTION Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is an extracorporeal blood purification therapy that is part of the treatment of various diseases. Plasma and blood cells can be separated by centrifugation or using membrane separators. MATERIALS AND METHODS A descriptive analysis, in which the first 500 TPE sessions using membrane filtration without(More)
INTRODUCTION Each day, evidence accumulates related to the use of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) in patients with rheumatic diseases. San Ignacio University Hospital has recorded all of the TPE sessions performed by the institution's apheresis group. OBJECTIVE To describe the TPE experience of patients with rheumatologic diseases in a hospital setting(More)
Anticoagulation has been considered essential during plasmapheresis. International publications and guidelines state that anticoagulation should be administered during therapy to avoid circuit clotting and impaired effectiveness. However, anticoagulation has also been associated with bleeding, fluid and electrolyte imbalances and hematological alterations.(More)
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