In this report we demonstrate the criteria required to ensure a successful home treatment programme and describe our experience thus far” Finnigan et al (2017).
Enzyme replacement therapy is the only available treatment for Mucopolysaccharidosis type IVA (MPS IVA, Morquio syndrome). The treatment is lengthy and invasive involving weekly intravenous infusions of 4-5 h. This can cause significant disruption to normal family life so the provision of a safe and effective homecare service is essential. In order to deliver a safe service, robust standards must be in place; this includes appropriately trained members of homecare staff, detailed management for infusion related reactions (IRR) and appropriate venous access. In this report we demonstrate the criteria required to ensure a successful home treatment programme and describe our experience thus far.
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Finnigan, N., Roberts, J., Mercer, J. and Jones, S.A. (2017) Home infusion with Elosulfase alpha (VimizimR) in a UK Paediatric setting. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports. 14, p.15-18. eCollection.
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