US experience with recombinant factor VIIa for surgery and other invasive procedures in acquired haemophilia: Analysis from the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society Registry

Alice D. Ma, C. M. Kessler, H. A.B. Al-Mondhiry, R. Z. Gut, D. L. Cooper

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Introduction: Acquired haemophilia (AH) is a rare disorder caused by autoantibodies against factor VIII. Aim: The Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) Registry was used to monitor the safety of recombinant FVII (rFVIIa). This study aims to report data from the HTRS Registry regarding safety and efficacy of rFVIIa for haemostatic management of surgeries and other invasive procedures in patients with AH. Methods: For each rFVIIa-treated procedure, the initial dose, total dose, average infused dose, number of doses and treatment duration were calculated. Efficacy was assessed on a 4-point scale. Results: Of 166 registered patients with AH, 37 patients underwent 58 procedures [30 (51%) rFVIIa-treated]. The median (range) age of all patients undergoing procedures was 70 (13-93) years; for rFVIIa-treated patients, 74 (28-89) years. Approximately 67% (39/58) of all procedures were elective. Overall, the most common procedures were endoscopy (12) and central venous access device (10); rFVIIa was used preoperatively (11), postoperatively (13) and during six follow-up procedures during ongoing postoperative rFVIIa treatment. The median (range) initial dose was 90.0 (44-187) μg kg-1 preoperatively and 106.0 (56-270) μg kg-1 postoperatively. For rFVIIa-treated episodes with a reported outcome, 20 (91%) were rated excellent/good or no additional agents used and 2 (9%) were rated as poor/ineffective requiring a switch to another bypassing agent. No thromboembolic events were reported. Conclusions: Adequate haemostasis was provided for 91% of rFVIIa-treated procedures at doses largely conforming to the package insert. No safety concerns were reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e18-e24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hematology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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