News Story: “Therapeutic Plasma Exchange Appears to Treat SSc, But Clinical Trial Needed“

Scleroderma News just ran a feature story on our newly published research paper titled “Therapeutic Plasma Exchange for the Treatment of Systemic Sclerosis: A Comprehensive Review and Analysis”.  The paper was just published in March 2018 in the Journal of Scleroderma and Related Disorders.  Here is a link to the Scleroderma News story: https://sclerodermanews.com/2018/04/12/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-appears-to-treat-systemic-sclerosis-but-trial-needed/?utm_content=buffer16d4d&utm_medium=organic+social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer.

The story is a good summary of some of the highlights of the paper, but I would recommend you download and read the actual paper (it is published Open Access so it can be freely downloaded).  Here is a link to the online version of the article: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2397198318758606.  There is a download link if you prefer to read it offline (which might be easier to do).

I know that many of you are not normally comfortable reading medical research papers, but the paper is written in a manner so that most of you should be able to understand the overall gist of the research.  I would recommend that you (initially) skip the seven tables, some of which are very lengthy, and just start by reading the main text.

We are in the process of preparing a YouTube video on therapeutic plasma exchange that you may find interesting once it is done.  We will announce it here as soon as it is available.

Feel free to post follow-up comments and questions here after you read the article.

April 12th, 2018|