Raleigh, NC, October 18, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Nancy McFarlane, president of MedPro Rx, Inc. (www.medprorx.com), a provider of specialty pharmacy services to clients with chronic illnesses who need clotting factor, IVIg and other medication, has announced the release of a new podcast discussing IVIg therapy. In the podcast, Catherine Russo, a MedPro Rx client, explains why she needs IVIg therapy and how the pharmacy’s therapy and service changed her life. Russo talks about her disease, Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome, and the most important factors in helping her combat her condition.
“IVIg has been essential to helping Catherine manage her disease,” said Anne Lowish, a MedPro Rx nurse who works with Russo. “She has a unique condition which affects only a small percentage of people, and I am grateful that this treatment has helped her.”
“The most important factor in helping me combat LEMS has been IVIg,” said Russo. “I actually look forward to my infusion days, because I know that my MedPro Rx nurse will help me through the process and answer any questions that I have.”
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- Topics that Russo discusses in the podcast include how she was first diagnosed with Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome, what main course of therapy has helped her the most, how IVIg has changed her life and the importance of having a nurse stay with patients during the infusion.
- IVIg (Intravenous Immunoglobulin) is a solution of highly purified immunoglobulin G, derived from large pools of human plasma that contain antibodies against a broad spectrum of bacterial and viral agents. This solution is delivered intravenously and is used primarily to treat three categories of illnesses: immunodeficiencies, autoimmune neuromuscular disorders and certain rheumatologic conditions.
- Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome is a disease in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues; the attack occurs at the junction between nerve and muscle and interferes with the ability of nerve cells to send signals to muscle cells. In about 60 percent of cases, LEMS is associated with small-cell lung cancer, which could be diagnosed at the same time as LEMS or years later. Prior to cancer treatment, or in LEMS patients without cancer, immunosuppressant drugs, IVIg and/or plasmapheresis (a blood purification treatment) are often helpful.
- Russo resides in Concord, N.C.
About MedPro RX, INC.:
MedPro Rx, Inc. is a specialty infusion pharmacy which has been providing infused and injectable medications and services to clients with chronic illnesses since 2002. With more than 100 years of combined pharmacy, nursing and management experience, MedPro Rx is dedicated to improving the overall outcomes of the client therapy experience. MedPro Rx’s goal is to set the standard for infusion care and achieve positive clinical outcomes for clients by participating in the healthcare process through integrated, community-based systems. As a specialty infusion pharmacy, MedPro Rx is an Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. provider (ACHC) whose services emphasize treatments for individuals with hemophilia, vWD, autoimmune neuromuscular disorders and other complex chronic conditions. Services include client and family advocacy, complimentary pick-up of sharps containers at the client’s location of choice, express shipping and personal medication delivery services, complete insurance and benefit counseling, and the assurance that MedPro Rx stocks all factor and IVIg brands, all doses from all manufacturers, all the time. MedPro Rx offers specialty intravenous therapies such as IVIg, which treats a variety of immunodeficient diagnoses, and clotting factor for clients to use in their home, at infusion clinics and in the physicians’ offices. For more information or to receive a free consultation and health insurance evaluation, please call (888) 571-3100 or visit www.medprorx.com.
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