English, Article edition: The Role of Home Infusion Therapy in Haemophilia: A Disease Management Perspective Erik Berntorp; Stefan Lethagen

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  • The Role of Home Infusion Therapy in Haemophilia: A Disease Management Perspective
Author
  • Erik Berntorp
  • Stefan Lethagen
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  • Home infusion therapy, i.e. home infusion of deficient or missing clotting factors, is one of the mainstays of haemophilia care in developed countries. The aims of home therapy are: 1. to prevent profuse bleedings by giving treatment immediately in the event of incipient bleeding; 2. to save time and money in terms of transport to and from hospital; 3. to reduce absence from school or work; and 4. to render patients independent so that they can lead `normal' lives. Home therapy should be started immediately when there is an indication for replacement therapy. Initially, parents administer the infusions to the patient with assistance; eventually, the patient can treat themselves. Virtually all patients are eligible for home therapy within the frame of a comprehensive care programme. Studies have shown a dramatic beneficial outcome in both social functioning and joint disease after introduction of this treatment modality.
  • Antihaemorrhagics, Haemophilia, Patient education
  • RePEc:wkh:dmhout:v:7:y:2000:i:2:p:77-81
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  • English
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