Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Hospital Stays With Hemophilia More Costly Than US Average

Healthcare costs of a hospitalization for children and adults with hemophilia in the U.S. are higher than for those who do not have a bleeding disorder, a study reported. Hospitalizations for children with hemophilia were also seen to be mostly driven by bleeding and catheter-related infections, while high blood pressure and other…

Late Replacement Therapy Tied to Poor Outcomes Following Bleeds

Serious bleeds are often a fatal complication in people with hemophilia if not managed early, a 10-year study from Senegal shows. These findings highlight the need for prompt diagnosis of severe bleeding and early administration of replacement therapy to lower the risk of mortality. In resource-limited countries, increasing patients’ and…

Hemophilia B Patients in China Fare Worse Than Those With Type A

Hemophilia B patients living in urban mainland China have longer hospitalizations and significantly higher medical costs — including more expensive fees for coagulation factors concentrates — compared with patients with hemophilia A, a retrospective study shows. In fact, people with hemophilia B had inpatient medical costs more than…