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María Claudia Ortega-López, Javier Garay, Mónica León Pinilla
AIM: Investigate efficacy, safety and quality of life of gammanorm® 16.5% (subcutaneous immunoglobulin [SCIG]) in patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) and safety and to lesser extent efficacy in autoimmune diseases. PATIENTS & METHODS: Medical records were extracted from 31 pediatric and 12 adult patients who received SCIG as part of the Personalized Program at University Children's Hospital, Bogotá, Colombia. RESULTS: Mean SCIG dose was 28...
May 15, 2018: Immunotherapy
Ann Gardulf
Treatment for primary and secondary immunodeficiency disorders focuses on prevention and management of infections, using immunoglobulin G (IgG) replacement therapy with regular intravenous or subcutaneous IgG (SCIG) infusions. SCIG therapy has many advantages including improved efficacy and tolerability, enhanced patient satisfaction and lower costs. A number of SCIG preparations are available, including Gammanorm(®) (Octapharma AG), a ready-to-use 16.5% liquid preparation of IgG, with low viscosity, well suited to self-administration and a long history of use...
May 2016: Immunotherapy
Patrick Cherin, Jean-Christophe Delain, Christophe de Jaeger, Jean-Charles Crave
INTRODUCTION: Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is a slowly progressive degenerative inflammatory disorder affecting both proximal and distal muscles. Immunosuppressive therapies are generally ineffective in the treatment of this disorder, and most patients are resistant to steroid therapy. Some benefits with mild improvement were observed with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), particularly in patients with severe dysphagia. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to describe the use of subcutaneous Ig (SCIg) in patients with IBM and to assess its feasibility...
September 2015: Case Reports in Neurology
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