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Table 3 Basic assumptions applied regarding therapeutic plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin infusion treatment regimens in study

From: Cost-minimization analysis of the direct costs of TPE and IVIg in the treatment of Guillain-Barré syndrome

Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE) Intravenous immunoglobulin infusion (IVIg)
• Five plasma exchanges totaling 250 ml/kg total plasma volume replacement
• 80% volume replacement with 5% human albumin; 20% volume with saline or other crystalloid
• 70 kg mean body weight
• Non-tunneled subclavian or intrajugular catheter placed in all patients
• 5 IVIg infusions totaling 2.0 g/kg
• 70 kg mean body weight
• Infusions started and monitored by a nurse