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Intravenous Immunoglobulins: Are They Helpful?

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Abstract

While there is increasing knowledge on the mechanisms of biological efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulins(IVIG), their clinical effectiveness in septic patients remains a matter of controversy. At present, data suggest potential beneficial effects regarding a reduction in morbidity after IVIG prophylaxis or early treatment in selected patients. However, no large-sized controlled clinical trial has yet been able to document a significant reduction in mortality by IVIG treatment for the total population of adult septic patients.

Keywords

Intravenous Immunoglobulin IVIG Treatment Critical Illness Polyneuropathy Immunoglobulin Preparation IVIG Administration 
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  • G. Pilz

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