The use of an insuflon device for the administration of G-CSF in pediatric cancer patients
Supportive Care in Cancer , Volume 14 - Issue 1 p. 98- 100
In pediatric oncology, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is applied with the aim of shortening neutropenic periods after chemotherapy and for mobilization of peripheral blood stem cells for apheresis procedures. G-CSF is administered, subcutaneously or intravenously, on a daily basis. An insuflon device for the administration of G-CSF was used in 29 patients for 93 G-CSF periods. Retrospective evaluation shows that this administration route is feasible, safe and preferred by young children rather than by teenagers with cancer.
|Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, Insuflon device, Pediatric cancer|
|Supportive Care in Cancer|
|Organisation||Department of Pediatrics|
de Jong, M, Carbière, T, & van den Heuvel-Eibrink, M.M. (2006). The use of an insuflon device for the administration of G-CSF in pediatric cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer, 14(1), 98–100. doi:10.1007/s00520-005-0872-x