Advances in Therapy

, Volume 29, Supplement 1, pp 1–16

Advances in Hemophilia Care: Report of Two Symposia at the Hemophilia 2010 World Congress

  • Gerry Dolan
  • Jussara Almeida Cruz
  • Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen
  • Craig Kessler
  • Jesper Haaning
  • Georg Lemm
  • Carmen Altisent
  • Caesar Guerrero
  • Cedric Hermans
  • Brenda Riske
  • Paula Bolton-Maggs
Original Research

DOI: 10.1007/s12325-012-0010-3

Cite this article as:
Dolan, G., Cruz, J.A., Steinhagen-Thiessen, E. et al. Adv Therapy (2012) 29(Suppl 1): 1. doi:10.1007/s12325-012-0010-3

Abstract

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) 2010 World Congress held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 2010, attracted more than 4,300 participants from 106 countries. This report summarizes two symposia held during the congress. The first, titled “Emerging Co-Morbidities in the Aging Hemophilia Population: Healthcare Challenges and Treatment Opportunities,” chaired by Gerry Dolan, MD, and Jussara Almeida Cruz, MD, examined the co-morbidities experienced by the aging hemophilic patient population, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, hypertension, and obesity. In addition, Bayer’s products in preclinical and clinical development were reviewed, including a novel factor VIIa variant and a long-acting factor VIII molecule, i.e., one that has undergone site-specific PEGylation (attachment of polyethylene glycol [PEG] polymer chains to another molecule). The other symposium, titled “Practical Steps to Making Better Care for Hemophilia Patients a Reality,” chaired by Carmen Altisent, MD, and Cesar Guerrero, RN, reviewed the steps that hemophilia caregivers can take to improve the care of their patients. Issues such as the treatment of hemarthroses, the role of the research nurse, and the management of pediatric patients transitioning to adulthood were discussed.

Keywords

Aging Caregivers Comorbidity Factor VIIa Factor VIII Hemarthrosis Hemophilia A Inhibitors Transition 

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© Springer Healthcare 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerry Dolan
    • 1
  • Jussara Almeida Cruz
    • 2
  • Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen
    • 3
  • Craig Kessler
    • 4
  • Jesper Haaning
    • 5
  • Georg Lemm
    • 6
  • Carmen Altisent
    • 7
  • Caesar Guerrero
    • 8
  • Cedric Hermans
    • 9
  • Brenda Riske
    • 10
  • Paula Bolton-Maggs
    • 11
  1. 1.Nottingham Haemophilia Comprehensive Care CentreUniversity Hospital, Queen’s Medical CentreNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Nucleo de Coagulopatia do Hospital de ApoioBrasiliaBrazil
  3. 3.University Clinic CharitéBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Georgetown University Medical CenterWashingtonUSA
  5. 5.Bayer HealthCare PharmaceuticalsSan FranciscoUSA
  6. 6.Bayer HealthCare PharmaceuticalsWuppertalGermany
  7. 7.Hospital Vall d’HebrónBarcelonaSpain
  8. 8.Los Angeles Orthopaedic HospitalLos AngelesUSA
  9. 9.Saint-Luc University HospitalBrusselsBelgium
  10. 10.Mountain States Regional Hemophilia and Thrombosis CenterDenverUSA
  11. 11.Manchester Royal InfirmaryManchesterUK

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