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Researchers Question Health-Related Quality of Life for Youth, Young Men with Hemophilia

Researchers at several Canadian institutions investigated the tendencies of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among teenagers and young adults with hemophilia A (HA) and found that young adults demonstrated more joint disease and worse HRQoL when physical function and pain were considered. The research paper, “Generic and disease-specific quality of…

Case Report: Acquired Hemophilia A with Bone Marrow Disorder

The association of hemophilia A (AHA) and myelofibrosis, a bone marrow disorder, is uncommon and rarely described but in a recent case study, researchers at the Centre Hospitalier Metropole Savoie, in France, reported a patient with AHA secondary to hematological malignancy whose rapid and challenging diagnosis — and timely treatment — was…

Economic Costs of Hemophilia, Large and Lifelong, Detailed in Report

In addition to its clinical challenges, hemophilia is characterized by a major economic burden that affects patients, care givers, the healthcare system and society. In a recent report, Sheh-Li Chen, PharmD, from the University of North Carolina Medical Center, identifies the most significant areas of healthcare hemophilia management, highlighting the importance of the…

New Model Might Improve Hemophilia Factor VIII Treatment After Surgery

Researchers have created a model for how factor VIII replacement concentrates behave in the body of hemophilia A patients undergoing surgery, which could allow doctors to calculate more accurate and individualized doses for factor replacement treatment. The study “A Population Pharmacokinetic Model For Perioperative Dosing Of Factor VIII In Hemophilia A…

FDA Approves Easier Preparation System for Hemophilia A Patients on Adynovate Therapy

Shire recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Baxject III reconstitution system for Adynovate, an approved treatment for Hemophilia A. This system will allow patients and caregivers to prepare the therapy with fewer steps, minimizing the chances for possible errors. Adynovate is a recombinant Factor VIII (rFVIII) treatment with…