Urgency and emergency in general, and even more in the pediatric setting, remain a thematic debate not yet fully resolved. The decision to undergo a pediatric patient to an invasive treatment not free from potentially serious side effects like an apheresis procedure should be weighted with great attention. At the moment there is no unanimous consensus about the clinical pictures in which an urgency procedure in pediatrics is indicated. Each center acts according to its own experience and not infrequently to its own fears. Consequently the difficult to draw up an unequivocal shared list of pathologies needing an intervention in urgency/emergency it is confirmed as problematic. We report the experience of a big multidisciplinary hospital that has selected and shared with the specialists of different medical disciplines during the years the pediatric clinical conditions in which an urgent intervention with apheresis technology is indicated.
|Journal||Transfusion and Apheresis Science|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - Jan 1 2018|
- Pediatric apheresis
- Pediatric emergency
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