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By Martin L. Lee

Spotting the explosive development in info on intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIGs), this exhaustive single-source quantity surveys all on hand literature at the employment of IVIG arrangements in medical perform from pharmacoeconomics and pharmacokinetics to prophylaxis and administration of infectious and autoimmune illnesses.

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Influenzae was 33 days, whereas IgG1 antibodies of this specificity had a much shorter half-life10 days (Fig. 3). This could mean that consumption of the IgG1 antibody isotype was selectively increased in these chronically infected patients. The T1/2 values of antibodies against tetanus toxoid were between 21 and 27 days; those of antibodies against viral antigens were 32 days. There are certain problems inherent in these investigations that need to be addressed. First of all, results may be influenced by a carryover effect of extrinsic IgG from previous IVIG infusions (Fig.

8 ml/kg/day. This target level concept, the adjustment of the IVIG dosage to achieve and maintain an optimal IgG serum concentration of 7 g/L, was taken up in a large prophylactic trial in very low-birth-weight neonates (41). 7 g/L in the first group and were maintained between 6 and 7 g/L in the second group of infants. 75 g/kg immediately after admission to the hospital and then every 14 days for up to 3 months (39). 5 kg. Pharmacokinetics could be analyzed from serum samples collected during the first 3 days after IVIG infusions and at days 7 and 14.

Los Angeles, California Edward H. Sc. Dr. H. Professor, William S. D. Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland Thomas A. D. William S. Path. D. Director Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, and Professor, State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn, New York John A. D. President, BioCatalyst Consultants, Liberty, Missouri Stanley C. D. Director, Transplant Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California Harry L.

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