Garrett E Bergman

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OBJECTIVES Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDDs) include a large class of genetically heterogeneous disorders which predispose patients to significant risk of serious and chronic/recurrent infections, as well as reduced quality of life (QoL). Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy improves the well being of PIDD patients; however, the need for venous(More)
The objective of this study was to characterize the thrombogenicity of one pasteurized fibrinogen concentrate (Haemocomplettan P) in clinical use for over 20 years. Thrombus formation during venous stasis was assessed in rabbits receiving either 100 or 250 mg/kg Haemocomplettan P. Thrombotic adverse events possibly related to Haemocomplettan P were(More)
OBI-1 is a recombinant B-domain deleted porcine factor VIII (FVIII). FVIII treatment in those with haemophilia A may be complicated by the development of anti-FVIII antibodies (inhibitors) leading to a failure to respond to treatment with human FVIII. To compare the pharmacokinetics and safety of a single dose of OBI-1 with Hyate:C in subjects with(More)
This report summarizes safety and efficacy information among patients treated with high doses (> 75 U/kg) of a monoclonal antibody-purified factor IX concentrate [coagulation factor IX (human) monoclonal antibody purified)] in two clinical trials. One hundred infusions of this factor IX concentrate at doses > 75 U/kg were administered to 35 patients, six of(More)
The availability of monoclonal-antibody-purified factor VIII (FVIII) concentrates allows us to test the hypothesis, based on in vitro observations, that their use in HIV seropositive haemophiliacs would result in a difference in the rate of deterioration of immune function. We designed a multicentre, prospective, randomised, controlled study of symptom-free(More)
Optimal doses of von Willebrand Factor/Factor VIII (VWF/FVIII) concentrates for surgical procedures in patients with VWD need to be determined. A prospective, multicenter study was performed that included an initial pharmacokinetic (PK) assessment following a standard dose of VWF/FVIII concentrate (Humate-P®) to determine individual PK parameters and guide(More)
Highly purified factor IX, produced by a monoclonal antibody immunoaffinity technique, contains a high concentration of factor IX with negligible amounts of other vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors. When infused in patients with hemophilia B, monoclonal factor IX concentrate yielded a mean half-life of 34.6 +/- 13.1 (+/- SD) hours and in vivo recovery(More)
Concern for the concomitant occurrence of iron deficiency and elevated blood lead in children is raised by animal studies documenting increased gastrointestinal lead absorption in the presence of iron deficiency. An elevation in free erythrocyte protoporphyrin (FEP) above 35 mg/dl is seen with both iron deficiency and lead toxicity. To determine whether the(More)