D H Randerson

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Membrane plasmapheresis was introduced in 1978 as a new method for performing therapeutic plasma exchange. Its principal advantages over traditional techniques include speed, ease of performance, and ready adaptability to clinical centers already performing routine extracorporeal therapy. The appearance of a membrane plasmapheresis circuit (vascular access,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of a topical medication, Tiger Balm, in the treatment of acute tension headache. DESIGN Randomised, double blind, three group comparison. SETTING Patients were recruited by newspaper advertisements and general practitioners who were also responsible for enrolment. Pre-treatment assessments took place in seven general(More)
The inclusion of activated charcoal within hemodialysis membranes offers potentially improved plasma clearance of creatinine and middle molecules. However, the carbon becomes saturated with continued use and beyond 1 h removal of solutes is by dialysis alone. Two independently conducted crossover studies, to assess the efficacy of sorbent membrane dialysis(More)
An immunoadsorption system of monoclonal antibody immobilized on a polyolefin alloy fiber is described for extraction of serum gastrointestinal cancer antigen (GICA). Continuous circulation or single passage of plasma from gastrointestinal cancer patients through this antibody-fiber matrix resulted in 90% depletion of circulating GICA in 2 h using 0.6 mg(More)