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Fludarabine Infusion Protocol

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Admission testing
  1. Patient is admitted for treatment by staff.
  2. On admission
  3. Patient is evaluated by a study physician: Obtain
  4. Quantitative dynamometry: On first and last visit; Performed by Dr Pestronk
  5. Laboratory
IV Access
  1. Start IV heparin lock
  2. Start normal saline at 100 cc/hr
  3. Run saline at keep vein open (kvo) rate during infusion
Fludarabine Infusions: 5 consecutive days each month x 6 months Precautions
  1. Problems: Contact the Neuromuscular fellow immediately.
  2. Notify fellow for
  3. Activity while in hospital: Patient may be up ad lib
  1. Patient should be sent home on their regular medicines
  2. Follow-up: 2 months after final infusion in the Neuromuscular clinic.
  3. Questions or problems: Patient should call Neuromuscular office at 314-362-6981.

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