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The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of NewGam in preventing serious bacterial infections, and on quality of life. The safety and pharmacokinetic profile of NewGam will also be evaluated.
NewGam is a new 10% human normal immunoglobulin (IVIG) solution developed by Octapharma for intravenous administration. It is supplied as a liquid formulation ready to use. IVIG has proved to be useful in a variety of clinical conditions other than for replacement of immunoglobulins, in which IVIG exhibits an immunomodulatory effect. Children and adults with PID have an increased risk of getting recurrent bacterial and viral infections that typically attack the respiratory tract (sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia) but can also affect the gastrointestinal tract (gastroenteritis). They can be severe and can lead to substantial morbidity. Responses to antibacterial therapy are often poor. At present, most primary immune deficiencies are not curable, but IVIGs have been shown to decrease the total number of severe infections and the duration of hospitalization.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
Dr. Alan Knutsen
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:49-0400
Study to evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Three Different Dosages of NewGam in Patients With Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Poly(radiculo)neuropathy
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