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Specialized therapeutic approaches 

Specialized therapeutic approaches
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Specialized therapeutic approaches
Author(s):

Brogan Foster

and Paul A. Brogan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198738756.003.0008
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date: 20 August 2019

This chapter provides updated guidance on specialized therapeutic approaches relevant to paediatric rheumatology. Detailed overviews include: intra-articular injections including guidance on triamcinolone hexacetonide and dose for paediatric joint injection; current indications and recommended doses for biologic therapies, including updated summaries of regulatory approvals for the use of these treatments; an overview of medicines commonly used in paediatric rheumatology, including a commentary on paediatric pharmacokinetics and specific safety issues; dose calculation in paediatric practice; and practical advice when considering different medicine formulations in paediatric practice. An important feature of the second edition is a fully updated section on haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the subject.

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