Activated Recombinant Human Coagulation Factor VII Therapy for Intracranial Hemorrhage in Patients with Hemophilia A or B with Inhibitors
Arkin S.a · Cooper H.A.b · Hutter J.J.c · Miller S.d · Schmidt M.L.e · Seibel N.L.f · Shapiro A.g · Warrier I.h
Results of the NovoSeven Emergency-Use Program
aMount Sinai Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y., bUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., cDepartment of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., dChildren’s Medical Center of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, N.Y., eDivision of Hematology/Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill., fChildren’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., gDepartment of Pediatrics, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind., and hDepartment of Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Mich., USA
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Activated recombinant human coagulation factor VII (rFVIIa) is a promising new therapeutic agent for patients with hemophilia A or B with inhibitors who experience serious bleeding episodes or who need coverage during surgical procedures. This open-label, uncontrolled, emergency-use study evaluated the efficacy and safety of rFVIIa in 11 hemophiliac patients and 1 FVII-deficient patient with life-threatening intracranial hemorrhage previously unresponsive to one or more alternative therapies. rFVIIa effectively controlled intracranial hemorrhage in 10 of the 12 patients. Patients with hemophilia A or B received an average of 96.9 rFVIIa injections over 14.7 days with a mean total administration of 153.3 mg, corresponding to 8.1 mg/kg. Most reported adverse events were considered to be unrelated to rFVIIa therapy. These findings suggest that rFVIIa is an effective and well-tolerated therapeutic option in the management of central nervous system bleeding in patients with hemophilia A or B with inhibitors.
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