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About Dr. Christine Leduc, Pharm. D.

Dr. Christine Leduc, Pharm. D. was born and raised in Irvine, CA. She attended college at Midwestern University, where she graduated cum laude. The most rewarding part of her job is suggesting lifestyle changes, educating patients on how their medication works, and precepting future pharmacists. Her areas of expertise are customer service and knowledge of specialty medication. Having worked in the service industry in the past, she has gained the customer service skills necessary to understand the needs of her patients. Dr. Leduc is currently precepting students from Marshall B. Ketchum University, University of Kansas, and Midwestern University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, and gardening.

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Amvuttra: The First Quarterly Injection for Treating hATTR Amyloidosis

Amvuttra (Vutrisiran) is a brand name for a prescription drug called vutrisiran. It is typically prescribed to treat polyneuropathy (multiple nerve damage) caused by a condition called hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (hATTR) in adult patients. This prescription drug was first approved by the FDA on June 13, 2022, based on data from a single clinical trial, where Amvuttra was administered to 122 patients suffering from hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (hATTR). The trial results concluded that Amvuttra significantly improved neuropathy impairment in patients.

Hemophilia and Alcohol: Is It Safe to Drink?

Limited information is available about the link between hemophilia and alcohol. While a low-to-moderate amount isn’t expected to cause any additional harm in hemophilia, long-term heavy drinking can have several consequences. In people with hemophilia, the blood doesn’t clot properly. This can happen when people have little or no clotting factors (most commonly VIII and IX) in their blood. 

Can IVIG Help with Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis is a rare functional disorder affecting normal muscle movement in the stomach. While IVIG is not the primary treatment for gastroparesis, there is growing interest in its potential benefits. So, can IVIG help with gastroparesis? That is what we will discuss here as we look closer at gastroparesis and various studies that have evaluated the effectiveness of IVIG for this disorder.

What Medications Should Be Avoided With Hemophilia?

If you’ve been diagnosed with hemophilia, you must be cautious about what medications to avoid. For instance, aspirin, while safe for some people, could be dangerous for you. Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder in which blood does not clot properly due to a deficiency of some blood clotting proteins (factor VIII or factor IX). People with this condition can bleed excessively, even from minor injuries. Therefore, those with hemophilia should be aware of things that can worsen their condition. 

Kawasaki Disease: 10 Frequently Asked Questions, Answered

This article answers the 10 most common questions about Kawasaki disease. Empower yourself with evidence-based health information to make better choices. Kawasaki Disease is also called Kawasaki syndrome or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome. Kawasaki disease is a form of vasculitis, which is inflammation of the blood vessels. Inflamed blood vessels cannot supply enough blood to tissues and organs. Moreover, they become weak and prone to tearing. 

Central Line TPN Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals and Patients

If you or your loved one requires total parenteral nutrition or TPN for a long period of time, your healthcare provider will order TPN nutrients to be administered through a central line, also known as the central venous catheter (CVC), into your body. A central line or central venous catheter (CVC) is a soft, thin, and flexible hollow tube that is inserted in a large vein, usually the veins located near the neck or chest. Unlike a regular IV tube, a central line tube is much longer and can stay in place for a month to several years. Furthermore, large amounts of fluids can be delivered easily through a central line, which would not be possible through peripheral catheters.