Pediatric apheresis emergencies and urgencies: An update

Cesare Perotti, Jerard Seghatchian, Claudia Del Fante

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Abstract

Urgency and emergency in general, and even more in the pediatric setting, remain a thematic debate not yet fully resolved. The decision to undergo a pediatric patient to an invasive treatment not free from potentially serious side effects like an apheresis procedure should be weighted with great attention. At the moment there is no unanimous consensus about the clinical pictures in which an urgency procedure in pediatrics is indicated. Each center acts according to its own experience and not infrequently to its own fears. Consequently the difficult to draw up an unequivocal shared list of pathologies needing an intervention in urgency/emergency it is confirmed as problematic. We report the experience of a big multidisciplinary hospital that has selected and shared with the specialists of different medical disciplines during the years the pediatric clinical conditions in which an urgent intervention with apheresis technology is indicated.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTransfusion and Apheresis Science
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Pediatric
  • Pediatric apheresis
  • Pediatric emergency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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