Plasma exchange in critically ill patients with sickle cell disease.

@article{Boa2007PlasmaEI,
  title={Plasma exchange in critically ill patients with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Can Boğa and Ilknur Kozanoğlu and Hakan Ozdoğu and Emel Ozyurek},
  journal={Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          17-22
        }
}
Red cell exchange transfusion is the recommended therapy for patients with sickle cell disease who have complicated vaso-occlusive episodes. However, the role of the therapeutic plasma exchange in the management of the potentially life-threatening complications in patients with sickle cell disease is not well known. To determine whether plasma exchange had a cumulative effect on the red cell exchange in patients with sickle cell disease who developed multi-organ failure during the post red cell… CONTINUE READING