Synoviorthesis with radioactive Yttrium in haemophilia: Israel experience

Citation
M. Heim et al., Synoviorthesis with radioactive Yttrium in haemophilia: Israel experience, HAEMOPHILIA, 7, 2001, pp. 36-39
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Hematology
Journal title
HAEMOPHILIA
ISSN journal
1351-8216 → ACNP
Volume
7
Year of publication
2001
Supplement
2
Pages
36 - 39
Database
ISI
SICI code
1351-8216(200107)7:<36:SWRYIH>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
Radioactive Yttrium-90 (Y-90) was injected into 163 joints. Of these patien ts 115 were persons with haemophilia and they suffered from recurrent haema rthroses. The median age at the time of the initial exposure to 90Y was bet ween 11 and 15 years and the median follow-up period 11 years. Over 80% of the patients with haemophilia reported a decrease in the number of haemarth roses and 15% stopped bleeding altogether in the treated articulation. The safety of this modality of management has been reported and hence the patie nts age should not be regarded as a criteria.