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Using Pharmacokinetics to Guide Hemophilia Management

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Tim Boonstra, RPh, Pharmacy Manager at Fairview Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders, discusses how pharmacokinetics has helped patients with hemophilia better manage their disease. 

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Well I think the best thing our center’s done from a pharmacy perspective is the advent of being able to do pharmacokinetics. There’s a university in Canada called McMaster University and they house a website called WAPPS. So we can submit factor 8 and factor 9 assay levels to this group and when we pair that with an infusion, and a date and time of infusion, we can get a pharmacokinetic estimate of what their factor level would be over certain various points of time. I think that’s really helped our patients become more engaged because they can see this data is specific to them, it’s not some study that we read in a book, it’s their data. I think that really helps guide them as to how they’re going to treat themselves and what activities they’re going to be involved in.

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