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.
ABO incompatible kidney transplantations without splenectomy, using antigen-specific immunoadsorption
Therapeutic apheresis is further segmented into therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), therapeutic cytapheresis, photopheresis, and extracorporeal immunoadsorption
Combined treatment with immunoadsorption
and rituximab leads to fast and prolonged clinical remission in difficult-to-treat pemphigus vulgaris.
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
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 ; 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).