Antihemophilic factor now OK for surgery

May 7, 2007

Patients with von Willebrand disease (vWD) undergoing surgery may now benefit from the use of Humate-P (Antihemophilic Factor/von Willebrand Factor Complex) to prevent excessive bleeding during and after surgery.

Patients with von Willebrand disease (vWD) undergoing surgery may now benefit from the use of Humate-P (Antihemophilic Factor/von Willebrand Factor Complex) to prevent excessive bleeding during and after surgery. The biologic was previously approved for use in adult patients to treat and prevent bleeding from hemophilia A and also for the treatment of spontaneous and traumatic bleeding in patients with vWD when desmopressin use is inadequate. The product contains the clotting proteins from human plasma that patients with vWD are lacking.

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