Prosorba column

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Prosorba® column

Therapeutics A blood-filtration device used during apheresis–eg, for treating ITP; it may improve severe rheumatoid arthritis in Pts who failed or are intolerant to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs–DMARDs. See Apheresis.
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A blood filtering device called the Prosorba Column is used in some health care facilities for filtering out harmful antibodies in people with severe rheumatoid arthritis.
Although this treatment is relatively cumbersome, compared with other recently approved RA treatments, the Prosorba column "appears to be a reasonably safe methodology that's going to be applicable to a number of people," said Dr.