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Kidney and nephrology

Nephrology-related clinical indications

Kidney indications

In addition to caring for patients with chronic kidney disease, Fresenius Medical Care provides related specialist expertise in therapeutic apheresis as well as the products required for this treatment. The main focus here is on desensitisation programmes for solid organ transplantation and the treatment of autoimmune diseases.


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2. Schwaiger et al, Deceased donor kidney transplantation across donor-specific antibody barriers: Predictors of antibody-mediated rejection. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation Aug. 2016; 31(8): 1342–51.
3. Morath et al, Living donor kidney transplantation in crossmatch-positive patients enabled by peritransplant immunoadsorption and anti-CD20 therapy. Transplant International May 2012; 25(5): 506–17. 
4. Bartel et al, Peritransplant immunoadsorption for positive crossmatch deceased donor kidney transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation Sep. 2010; 10(9): 2033–42.
5. Thölking et al, Antigen-specific versus non-antigen-specific immunoadsorption in ABO-incompatible renal transplantation. Public Library of Science 29 June 2015; 10(6).
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7. Biesenbach et al, Effect of combined treatment with immunoadsorption and membrane filtration on plasma coagulation: Results of a randomized controlled crossover study. Journal of Clinical Apheresis Feb. 2016; 31(1): 29–37.
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9. Sandip Mitra. Phase II trial investigating the safety and feasibility of Peptide GAM Immunoadsorption in anti-PLA2R positive autoimmune membranous nephropathy. Health Research Authority, Research Summary: Aug. 2016; IRAS ID: 198481.
10. Biesenbach et al, Long-term outcome of anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody disease treated with immunoadsorption. Public Library of Science 31 Jul. 2014; 9(7): e103568.
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