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Name of Media:
Respiratory syncytial virus immune globulin: decisions and costs
University of York- the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Publisher or Source:
NHS Economic Evaluation Database - NHS EED
Type of Media:
Medical Professional Education
Media Originally for:
Critical Care Physicians
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Primary Focus of Media:
Pre-Use of PICS Designation
This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn.
The use of prophylactic treatment with respiratory syncytial virus immune globulin (RSVIG) in paediatric patients at risk of developing RSV bronchiolitis and in paediatric patients at risk of developing a respiratory illness that would require hospitalisation. The use of RSVIG was compared with no prophylaxis. RSVIG was administered intravenously (IV) by home-based infusions (dose 750 mg/kg monthly) during the RSV season (November to April).
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