alexa Home therapy with subcutaneous immunoglobulin infusions in children with congenital immunodeficiencies.
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology

Author(s): Abrahamsen TG, Sandersen H, Bustnes A

Abstract Share this page

Abstract OBJECTIVES: Patients with congenital, humoral immunodeficiencies are usually treated with intravenous immunoglobulin infusions. Subcutaneous infusions have emerged as an alternative treatment modality also in children. Our institution has run a subcutaneous infusion home therapy program for 6 years, and the purpose of this report is to describe our experience with this regimen. METHODS: The subcutaneous therapy of eight patients with immunodeficiency (three with agammaglobulinemia, one with common variable immunodeficiency, one with severe combined immunodeficiency and bone marrow transplantation, and three with hyper-immunoglobulin M syndrome) was evaluated by chart review and a questionnaire answered by all the families. The infusions were given for at least 3 hours each week by a small syringe driver at home after the family had attended an intensive educational course at the hospital. RESULTS: The children were given a total of approximately 1100 infusions. They started at the age of 2 to 8 (mean, 4.5) years and received these infusions for 1.5 to 6 (mean, 3) years. By administering immunoglobulin doses from 58 to 149 (mean, 97) mg/kg per week, trough serum immunoglobulin G values from 5.2 to 9.6 (mean, 7) g/L were obtained. No serious infections occurred. Short-lasting, local side effects such as swelling and redness were frequently reported, but pain or systemic adverse reactions during or after the infusions were never encountered. CONCLUSIONS: Home therapy with subcutaneous immunoglobulin infusions in children with congenital immunodeficiencies is a feasible and safe treatment alternative.
This article was published in Pediatrics and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords