Patients with von Willebrand disease (VWD) and haemophilia A (HA) lack, to varying degrees, the von Willebrandfactor (VWF) and coagulation factor VIII (FVIII) that are critical for normal haemostasis. These conditionsin turn make patients prone to uncontrolled bleeding. Historically, patients with severe forms of VWD or HAwere crippled before adulthood and their life expectancy was significantly reduced. Over the past decades,specific coagulation factor replacement therapies including HaemateP, have been developed to help patients achieve and maintain normal haemostasis. HaemateP is a human, plasma-derived VWF⁄ FVIII medicinal product, which was first licensed in Germany in 1981 for the treatment of HA-associated bleeding. It has since then come to be accepted as the gold standard for both the treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding in VWD, especially in cases where desmopressin [1-deamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin (DDAVP)] has been ineffective. HaemateP was the first effectively virus-inactivated (pasteurisation: 60C for 10 h in aqueous solution) FVIII product, whereby the risk of potentially threatening infective complications of plasma-derived products was reduced. HaemateP was also shown to have a VWF multimer profile remarkably close to that of normal plasma. This bibliographic review presents previously unpublished clinical data of HaemateP, based upon internal clinical study reports of the proprietor, CSL Behring, in addition to data already presented in other publications. The data demonstrate a predictable and well-characterised pharmacokinetic profile, and a proven record of short- and long-term safety, while effectively correcting the haemostatic defects in VWD and HA. Recently available data have also shown HaemateP to be of haemostatic value in exceptional clinical circumstances including surgical interventions. By virtue of its plasma-derived combination of VWF and FVIII, in addition to its high VWF:FVIII content ratio (2.4:1), HaemateP is also associated with successful immune tolerance induction in those patients developing inhibitor antibodies. Although the theoretical risk of thromboembolic complications does exist while receiving HaemateP, as it does with any FVIII replacement therapy, the incidence of such complications has remained notably low. Given the robust data that have accumulated for the use of HaemateP, dosing recommendations are also described in this review; the recommendations are tailored to patient-specific contexts including baseline VWF and FVIII levels in plasma and the type of surgical intervention being undertaken. A wide variety of studies have also provided data on paediatric and geriatric populations, all of which have suggested that HaemateP can be safely and effectively used in awide variety of clinical circumstances.
|Titolo:||A systematic overview of the first pasteurised VWF/FVIII medicinal product, Haemate P/Humate -P: history and clinical performance|
|Parole Chiave:||Haemate P; Humate-P; von Willebrand disease; von Willebrand factor; haemophilia; factor VIII|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/15 - Malattie del Sangue|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1600-0609.2008.01049.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|