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TPE in Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study is to understand how TPE (therapeutic plasma exchange) can help to decrease blood-clotting risk in patients.
What is the Condition Being Studied?
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adult men and women who are:
- Receiving unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH).

Age Group

What is Involved?

If you choose to join this study, you will:
- Participate in the study for about 30 days
- Provide blood samples throughout the study

Study Details

Full Title
Defining the Role of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
Principal Investigator
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00086436
Contact the Duke Recruitment Innovation Center