Items Tagged ‘biologic therapies’

Pediatric Infusion Center: A space to heal and learn

July 11, 2017

Pediatric Infusion Center: A space to heal and learn

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The boat is the first thing kids notice when they come to the Pediatric Infusion Center at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Dina’s Beach, as the front-desk area is known, is named for a former patient whose family donated funds to make the infusion center a more enjoyable place for kids and parents. The tropical theme, complete […]

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Tags: antibiotics, biologic therapies, blood transfusions, cancer, central-line blood draws, chemotherapy, child life specialist, chronic conditions, Dina’s Beach, infusion center, intravenous therapies, nursing


Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

August 3, 2016

Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

By uclahealth uclahealth

The growing availability of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory autoimmune disorders has had a dramatic impact on the treatment and prognosis for patients with these potentially disabling diseases. Biologics are genetically engineered drugs designed to interact with the body’s immune response to dampen the damaging effects of rheumatologic disorders. In the case […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorders, biologic therapies, biologics, inflammation, John FitzGerald, MD, methotrexate, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology, UCLA Health, vital signs