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Evolution of Treatment Products

 
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Year: 2019

Language: English

Author(s): Adapted from Global NMO Training 2016 plenary presentation by Glenn Pierce

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Adapted from: Global NMO Training 2016 plenary presentation by Glenn Pierce
Reviewed by: Glenn Pierce
Edited by: Georghia Michael

This second module in the Treatment Products eLearning Program explains the evolution of products for the treatment of bleeding disorders, from products derived from blood to artificially produced clotting factor concentrates (CFCs) with extended half-lives (EHL). It describes how each type of product provided a breakthrough in care and the accompanying advances in safety each delivered. In addition, this module discusses pharmacological alternatives to factor replacement therapy that can reduce the need for blood transfusion and factor concentrates, and it touches upon the products used to treat von Willebrand disease. Illustrations and interactive features make this complex content easy to follow while the glossary and linked resources provide more in-depth explanations. Fun quizzes and progress checks allow the learner to assess their understanding, and point back to specific sections for re-study if necessary.

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