Pulsed Plasma Exchange (PPE) treatments must be continued indefinitely

Currently, there are about a dozen systemic sclerosis patients on the pulsed plasma exchange (PPE) protocol described in this document: http://sclerodermainfo.org/pdf/TPE-Guidelines-US.pdf.  Some have been on the protocol for years and [...]

November 15th, 2022|

Scleroderma Foundation (Southern California Chapter) Talk on Therapeutic Plasma Exchange

We are pleased to announce that our CEO/Founder, Ed Harris, was invited by the Southern California chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation to give a talk on the use of therapeutic plasma [...]

August 4th, 2020|

Pulsed Plasma Exchange for the Treatment of Systemic Sclerosis: An Overview for Clinicians

We are frequently asked by patients interested in talking to their doctor about trying therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) how to approach this topic.  This can be very challenging, especially since [...]

May 5th, 2020|

False Positive Scl-70 Results – A Major Problem in Laboratory Testing

Scl-70 antibody testing can be done by a number of different methods. Historically, Scl-70 antibody testing was mostly done by a technique called double immunodiffusion (ID), which is considered to [...]

January 2nd, 2019|

High Magnification Nailfold Capillary Examination for the Diagnosis of Systemic Scleroderma

Diagnosis of systemic scleroderma can often be very challenging.  Diagnosis is done by a combination of lab tests (ANA/antibodies) and clinical symptoms such as skin thickening, puffy hands, telangiectasias. Additional symptoms [...]

August 2nd, 2018|