Venoglobulin-s and Venoglobulin-I (sorbitol or aluminum stabilized), Polygam
S/D (glucose, albumin or glycine stabilized) and Iveegam (glucose stabilized) have not been reported to cause renal adverse events.
Treatments given and response type to glucocorticoids (N=66) n (%) Response to oral steroids Steroid dependent 54 (82) Steroid resistant 12 (18) Treatment Prednisone 66 (100) Azathioprine 23 (33) Polygam
6 (9) IVI dexamethasone 5 (7) Plasmapheresis 5 (7) Cyclophosphamide 2 (3) Dapsone 1 (1) Danazol 1 (1) IVI = intravenous infusion.
Also during the fifth week of hospitalisation, the patient was given a five-day course of intravenous Polygam
(IVIg; National Bioproducts Institute, Pinetown, South Africa).
The WNV neutralization titers of several US plasma- derived IGIV products (Gammagard Liquid/KIOVIG; Gammagard S/D/ Polygam
S/D; Iveegam EN [Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Westlake Village, CA, USA]) and plasma samples obtained from US blood donors after a NAT-confirmed WNV infection were determined by an infectivity assay as earlier described (2), adapted to a classical microneutralization format (3).
Books about polygamy mushroomed in mainstream bookstores with titles such as The Beauty of Polygamy, The Wives of the Prophet and Polygamy from the Perspective of Islam (Gatra 2003a) and the popular magazine Polygam
emerged in 2000 which included sections called "firstpolygamy", illustrating stories of first wives, or "polycelebrity", depicting polygamous practices of celebrities (Gatra 2003b).
Information on how to reduce the risk of these events--which may be associated with rapid infusion--has been added to the labeling of Gammagard S/D (Baxter) and Polygam
S/D (American Red Cross).
Culturally Ba-Haya women are trained not to oversee their husband's life outside the home, and the common institution of polygam
y is strongly supported by existing traditions.
4 ( 5%) Gamimune-N PID, ITP, adult BMT [++], or pediatric HIV 3 ( 3%) Gammagard S/D(R) [ssss] PID, ITP, or chronic B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia 2 ( 2%) 1 ( 1%) Panglobulin(R) [+] PID or ITP 0 ( 0 ) Venoglobulin-s(R) and PID, ITP, or Kawasaki Venoglobulin-I(R) syndrome 0 ( 0 ) Polygam S/D(R) [ssss] PID, ITP, or chronic B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia 0 ( 0 ) Iveegam (R) PID or Kawasaki syndrome
Gammagard S/D(R) and Polygam S/D(R) use the same formulation.
Nevertheless, there are two IVIG products currently on the market (Gammagard S/D[R] and Polygam
S/D[R]) that contain only slight amounts of IgA and can be used with caution in patients with IgA deficiencies (McEvoy, 1996).
As of July 1994, the CDC had received only one report of HCV transmission linked to Polygam