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BACKGROUND Subcutaneous immunoglobulin (IGSC) replacement therapy for primary immunodeficiency (PI) is equally efficacious to intravenous immunoglobulin (IGIV), induces fewer systemic reactions, and may be self-infused. Limited SC infusion volumes and reduced bioavailability, however, necessitate multiple infusion sites, more frequent treatment, and dose(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety of a newly developed 10% liquid immunoglobulin preparation in patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases. This new preparation for intravenous use includes three dedicated virus clearance steps in its manufacturing process to ensure a high margin(More)
A multi-center, prospective, open-label study was conducted in primary immunodeficiency disease patients to determine the tolerability and pharmacokinetics of a 10% liquid IgG preparation administered subcutaneously. Forty-nine subjects (3–77 years old) were enrolled. Pharmacokinetic equivalence of subcutaneous treatment was achieved at a median dose of(More)
The present clinical study was designed to evaluate the efficacy, pharmacokinetics and safety of a new 10% liquid intravenous immune globulin in patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases. Sixty-one adults and children with primary immuno-deficiency diseases received doses of 300–600 mg/kg body weight every 21–28 days for 12 months. No validated acute(More)
We report on the occurrence of a cell population within the murine epidermis which, by both morphologic and surface property criteria, is distinct from all other epidermal cell types known so far. These previously unrecognized cells are evenly distributed within the epidermis, display a primarily dendritic shape, exhibit a lobulated nucleus, contain large(More)
Subcutaneous immunoglobulin G (SCIG) infusions as life-long replacement therapy in patients with primary antibody deficiences (PAD) is being applied increasingly. However, only a few published pharmacokinetic studies are available for this route of administration. Therefore, the pharmacokinetics of a 16% immunoglobulin G (IgG) preparation intended for(More)
Azelaic acid was successfully used in the clinical treatment of 7 cases of lentigo maligna in that remission of the lesions was observed in all our patients. In order to elucidate mechanism(s) of the beneficial clinical effects, we studied the effect of azelaic acid on cultured melanoma cells. Cell numbers recovered from melanoma cell cultures grown for(More)
AIM To document the therapeutic efficacy and safety of Human Normal Immunoglobulin 10% Liquid (KIOVIG(®)/GAMMAGARD LIQUID(®) [IVIG 10%]) under clinical routine conditions. PATIENTS & METHODS Subjects received IVIG 10% according to the prescribing information and were followed for 6 ± 1 weeks to 12 ± 2 months depending on indication. Efficacy, adverse(More)
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) has become the standard treatment for multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) based on limited data. To critically assess the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of 10% liquid IVIG (IVIG), 44 adults with MMN were randomized 1 : 1 to either double-blind treatment of IVIG followed by placebo for 12 weeks each or the reverse.(More)
Stimulation of RNA synthesis and of nuclear translocation of estrogen-receptor complexes was investigated in isolated nuclei of anterior pituitaries of castrated female rats after injection with estrogens of different biological potencies. The assay system for the estimation of total RNA synthesis was validated and data suggest that incorporation of [3H]UMP(More)