A survey of 21 haemophilia doctors, throughout Europe, who care for a total of approximately 5000 patients with bleeding disorders addressing practice and opinions regarding prophylaxis in patients aged 16-24 years and adults aged over 50 years, is presented. The outcome of adolescent patients who reduced or stopped prophylaxis was recorded. Eighteen of 19 respondents would consider modification of established prophylaxis in the adolescent age group, principal considerations being avoidance of risks of further concentrate exposure, predicted poor compliance and treatment costs. The preferred age for modification was 16-20 years, but there was very little consensus on the particular prophylactic regime recommended. Approximately, half of a cohort of 218 patients with severe haemophilia successfully reduced or stopped prophylaxis when they reached adolescence. Only 26 of 92 (28%) of the patient cohort who stopped prophylaxis, required reintroduction of a prophylactic regime and 12 of 59 (20%) of those who reduced the intensity of prophylaxis had to reintroduce a more intensive regime. A majority of respondents would consider starting prophylaxis in those over 50 years. There was no consensus as to indications for this practice or the nature of the prophylaxis protocol. We conclude that there is an absence of consensus on the management of patients with severe haemophilia, as they pass through adolescence and young adulthood, and reach the age of 50. Aggregate outcome data suggest a significant proportion of patients in the 18-22 years age range may be able to reduce or stop prophylaxis. A substantial number of older patients are on prophylaxis.
Richards, M., Altisent, C., Batorova, A., Chambost, H., Dolan, G., De Moerloose, P., et al. (2007). Should prophylaxis be used in adolescent and adult patients with severe haemophilia? An European survey of practice and outcome data. HAEMOPHILIA, 13, 473 [10.1111/j.1365-2516.2007.01478.x].
|Citazione:||Richards, M., Altisent, C., Batorova, A., Chambost, H., Dolan, G., De Moerloose, P., et al. (2007). Should prophylaxis be used in adolescent and adult patients with severe haemophilia? An European survey of practice and outcome data. HAEMOPHILIA, 13, 473 [10.1111/j.1365-2516.2007.01478.x].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Should prophylaxis be used in adolescent and adult patients with severe haemophilia? An European survey of practice and outcome data|
|Autori:||Richards, M; Altisent, C; Batorova, A; Chambost, H; Dolan, G; De Moerloose, P; Fraga, M; Hermans, C; Karafoulidou, A; Klamroth, R; Lassila, R; Rothschild, C; Mantovani, L|
MANTOVANI, LORENZO GIOVANNI [Membro del Collaboration Group]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2516.2007.01478.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|