Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
A pump of choice for IV infusion.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is an increase in blood pressure in the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, or pulmonary capillaries, together known as the lung vasculature, leading to shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, and other symptoms, all of which are exacerbated by exertion. Pulmonary hypertension can be a severe disease with a markedly decreased exercise tolerance and heart failure. One of the treatments involves the administration of a prostacyclin analogue vasodilator indicated for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, called Remodulin for continuous intravenous infusion.
Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders
Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Therapy to boost the immune system.
Immunoglobulin consists of antibody proteins needed for the immune system to fight infections. It can either be injected into a vein through an IV line or inserted underneath the skin (subcutaneous infusion). IV treatment is needed every few weeks, and subcutaneous infusions are needed once or twice a week. Read further to see the pump options for subcutaneous delivery of immunoglobulins.
To aid in minimizing unpredictable OFF episodes
Parkinsons disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. Medications are available to help control the symptoms.
One of the treatments involves the administration of a dopamine agonist drug with the use of an infusion pump with the goal to minimize the associated symptoms of Parkinsons Disease.
A pump of choice for SC chelation therapy
Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in large numbers of red blood cells being destroyed, which leads to anemia.
Treatment for thalassemia major often involves regular blood transfusions and folate supplements. Persons who receive a lot of blood transfusions need a treatment called chelation therapy. This is done to remove excess iron from the body. The Crono Super PID is used for subcutaneous iron chelation therapy.
SC infusion devices for patient comfort
Medicines may be administered via a variety of routes, common types are intravenous (IV – into a vein), intramuscular (IM – into muscle) or subcutaneous (SC – under the skin).
Subcutaneous infusion, sometimes referred to as interstitial infusion is an alternative route of administration that offers a number of advantages over oral and intravenous routes. The SC route is less invasive, likely to be more comfortable and may maintain more stable drug levels with a further advantage of a reduced need to disturb the patient, in particular in palliative care setting.
Subcutaneous infusion devices fall into two main groups; the more traditional hollow-bore, steel needle infusion sets and the newer soft cannulas commonly constructed from Teflon™. The latter are introduced into the subcutaneous tissue via a hollow-bore ‘introducer’ needle. Once the cannula is in situ the introducer needle is removed, leaving the cannula in place.
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