Rituximab in combination with therapeutic exchange plasma

LB

10 Posts
Reply Posted on: Aug 11, 2015 at 12:57pm
Hello Dr. B,


I have been reading through your site and videos and I really can't wait to work with you. The information is so very helpful/informative although I do not have a medical background. Question:Is the Rituximab in combination with therapeutic exchange plasma as effective as IVIG? Or is it a different treatment for different reasons? Also, what's the difference with Rituximab in combination with therapeutic exchange plasma and intralipids?

I am just begining to learn about reproductive immunology after multiple late and early losses. I have consulted with another RI but it appears that their treatments are focused around NK cells and intralipids and mostly for earlier losses. I have late losses to contend with as well. I am wondering if it would be wasting my time to start the testing with this other RI. I do have a consult with you in a few weeks.

In any case, I will await your responses to the above questions.



Thank you.
LB

Dr. Braverman

2017 Posts
RE: Rituximab in combination with therapeutic exchange plasma Posted on: Aug 11, 2015 at 1:17pm
I would not start with any other testing as you will simply need to repeat it with me , and it is unlikely that it will be useful. NK cell testing gives extrememly minimal information and should not be done by iteself. Please wait to see me and we will do the full and correct testing for you.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Dr. Braverman

2017 Posts
RE: Rituximab in combination with therapeutic exchange plasma Posted on: Aug 11, 2015 at 1:18pm
Rituximab and exchange plasma is new , but I suspect it will be better then IVIG for the correct patient population.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.