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Developing a synagis clinic for respiratory syncytial virus prophylaxis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11552574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) can be devastating to premature infants and children with chronic lung disease. Palivizumab (Synagis) is a monoclonal antibody that is administered monthly by injection to prevent RSV infection in infants at high risk. This article describes a nurse-run ambulatory clinic to provide RSV prophylaxis. Coordination with other agencies, including community neonatal intensive care units, was essential to the clinic's success. For each of its first 2 years of operation, 24 infants and their families attended the clinic once each month for 5 months throughout the RSV season. Outcomes for this patient population were compared to outcomes reported in the literature, and include reduced RSV-related hospitalizations and reduced days of hospitalization.
S Coffman; J Peck; C S Rasmussen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0361-929X     ISO Abbreviation:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Publication Date:    2001 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-12     Completed Date:  2001-10-04     Revised Date:  2007-10-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605941     Medline TA:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-51; quiz 252     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Sierra Health Services, Las Vegas, N.V. USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care Facilities / organization & administration*
Antibodies, Monoclonal / therapeutic use*
Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use*
Case Management / organization & administration
Child Health Services / organization & administration*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections / prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0/Antiviral Agents; 0/palivizumab

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