immunoadsorption

immunoadsorption

(im?yu-no-ad-sorp'shon, i-mu?) [ immuno- + adsorption]
The selective removal of a desired compound from a solution or a mixture, using an antibody or antigen that has been bound to a large, insoluble molecule. It is an immunological means of obtaining a pure sample of an antigenically unique substance from a disorderly specimen. Synonym: immunoabsorption
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Sometimes treatment with omalizumab has been combined with intravenous immunoglobulins, or patients were pretreated with immunoadsorption before omalizumab introduction (7, 8).
Glucocorticosteroid-resistant pemphigoid gestationis: successful treatment with adjuvant immunoadsorption. J Dermatol 2012; 39(2):168-171.
Therapeutic apheresis is further segmented into therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), therapeutic cytapheresis, photopheresis, and extracorporeal immunoadsorption (ECI).
Efficacy of plasma exchange and immunoadsorption in systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome: A systematic review.
ABO-mismatch adult living donor liver transplantation using antigen-specific immunoadsorption and quadruple immunosuppression without splenectomy.
A significant reduction of total IgG and IgM levels including reduction of antibodies against pneumococcus and Haemophilus polysaccharide antigens has been reported following immunoadsorption [16, 17].
The desensitization protocol included eight nonspecific immunoadsorption sessions (Adasorb[R] reusable columns, Fresenius, Bad Homburg, Germany), two specific-IA sessions (Glycorex[R] column, Lund, Sweden), and rituximab (375 mg/[m.sup.2] given for 30 days before transplantation).
Researchers found several years ago in animal experiments that the infection of BALB/c mice with coxsackievirus B3 (an RNA virus) and murine cytomegalovirus (a DNA virus) led to essentially the same pathophysiological outcomes in the heart [16]; in addition, immunosuppressive and immunoadsorption therapies have been reported to alleviate symptoms and ameliorate heart function in myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy patients [17-20]; these results strongly suggested the importance of the immunopathological process in the disease(s).