It filters out the inflammation pieces ... "Leukocytes are the major cellular source for TNF-α production. Activated leukocytes express Fcγ receptors on the cell surface. The adhesion of leukocytes to the cellulose acetate beads in the Adacolumn® is mediated by the Fcγ receptor, hence the adsorption is specific for Fcγ receptor bearing cells, i.e. activated granulocytes and monocytes, and by adsorbing the activated leukocytes, Adacolumn® reduces the TNFα production in the circulation." (According to their website).
I've been super curious about this for years. I don't think it's been approved in US yet, though I believe so in Japan and maybe other areas of Europe. I think it was in Phase 3 here... but I haven't checked up on it in a while. I would be willing to try it, no question! A drug free way to manipulate the inflammation. Thanks for posting!
1 fistula with two tracts, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
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