Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2013, Article ID 615975, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/615975
Case Report

Plasmapheresis in Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy: An Effective Treatment

1Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan 3711454567, Iran
2Clinical Research Development Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom 3719964797, Iran

Received 24 December 2012; Accepted 9 January 2013

Academic Editors: A. Digesu and A. D. Hull

Copyright © 2013 Mohammad Reza Seyyed Majidi and Jamshid Vafaeimanesh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. J. N. Martin Jr., C. M. Briery, C. H. Rose, M. T. Owens, J. A. Bofill, and J. C. Files, “Postpartum plasma exchange as adjunctive therapy for severe acute fatty liver of pregnancy,” Journal of Clinical Apheresis, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 138–143, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. F. Jin, M. Cao, Y. Bai, Y. Zhang, Y. Yang, and B. Zhang, “Therapeutic effects of plasma exchange for the treatment of 39 patients with acute fatty liver of pregnancy,” Discovery Medicine, vol. 13, no. 72, pp. 369–373, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  3. W. Tang, Z. Huang, Y. Wang, H. Bo, and P. Fu, “Effect of plasma exchange on hepatocyte oxidative stress, mitochondria function, and apoptosis in patients with acute fatty liver of pregnancy,” Artificial Organs, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. E39–E47, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  4. Y.-F. Chu, M. Meng, J. Zeng et al., “Effectiveness of combining plasma exchange with continuous hemodiafiltration on acute fatty liver of pregnancy complicated by multiple organ dysfunction,” Artificial Organs, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 530–534, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  5. J. A. Ibdah, “Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: an update on pathogenesis and clinical implications,” World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 12, no. 46, pp. 7397–7404, 2006. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. C. L. Ch'ng, M. Morgan, I. Hainsworth, and J. G. C. Kingham, “Prospective study of liver dysfunction in pregnancy in Southwest Wales,” Gut, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 876–880, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus