TITLE

THE EXPERIENCE OF PALIVIZUMAB ADMINISTRATION IN ROMANIA

AUTHOR(S)
Stoicescu, Silvia Maria; Ciocoiu, Ramona; Orӑşeanu, D.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Therapeutics, Pharmacology & Clinical Toxicology;2009, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p295
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduction. Viral bronchiolitis is the most frequent pathology of the respiratory tract in infants and toddlers (under 2 years of age), the respiratory syncytial virus being one of the most commonly incriminated agents. The incidence of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis reported by the Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children "Grigore Alexandrescu" during the past years is increasing. Materials and methods. retrospective study over 2 years (2007 - 2008). In 2007, 9 Romanian Maternities started out in the program for prevention of the respiratory infection with respiratory syncytial virus with Palivizumab provided th rough donations. Results. 140 newborns were passively immunized, none of them presented respiratory syncytial virus infection. Conclusions. There is need for the elaboration of an administering guide for Palivizumab and there is need for a national program which would include clear selection criteria, specific to the newborn population from our country, which could benefit from the prophylaxis of the respiratory syncytial virus.
ACCESSION #
50339696

 

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