From Scleroderma News (SclerodermaNews.com), October 21, 2016:
“An overview of published studies exploring the use of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) in scleroderma patients indicated that the treatment improved Raynaud’s phenomenon and digital ulcers. Findings also showed that TPE made blood less viscous, improving blood flow and preventing blood vessels from becoming blocked.” The abstract, published in Arthritis and Rheumatology, can be viewed here: TPE for Treating Raynaud’s and Digital Ulcers in Scleroderma.
This will be presented as a research poster at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington DC in November 2016.
Here is a link to the Scleroderma News story: http://sclerodermanews.com/2016/07/15/Alternative+Scleroderma+Theory+Supported+by+More+Than+20+Years+of+Successful+Therapeutic+Plasma+Exchange+Treatment.
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