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SAFETY AND TOLERANCE OF PALIVIZUMAB ADMINISTRATION IN A LARGE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE TRIAL

Groothuis, Jessie R. M.D.

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: June 2001 - Volume 20 - Issue 6 - p 628-630
Brief Reports

For the Northern Hemisphere Expanded Access Study Group Abbott International Abbott Park, IL

Accepted for publication Feb. 8, 2001.

Members of the Northern Hemisphere Expanded Access Study Group († indicates advisory/writing committee and ‡ indicates lead statistician): OA Dr. Bernhard Resch, Pediatric Department, Division of Neonatology, University Hospital, Graz, Austria; Dr. A. Casteels, Academisch Ziekenhuis Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Dr. V. Cossey and Prof. Devlieger, University Hospital, Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium; Dr. C. Degremont, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Belgium; Dr. Dehennin and Dr. D. Haumont, St. Pierre, Brussels, Belgium; Dr. J. Lombet and Prof. J. Rigo, Centre Hospitalier Régional de la Citadelle, Liege, Belgium; Dr. Ludo Mahieu and Prof. Van Raempts, Universitair Inselling Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium; Dr. Noni MacDonald and Dr. Marc Blayney, University of Ottawa Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Barbara J. Law, Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada†; Dr. Ian Mitchell, Dr. Dele Davies and Dr. Reginald Sauve, Alberta’s Children Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Dr. Abraham Peliowski, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Dr. Koravangattu Sankaran,† Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; Dr. Ronald Kornelius Siemens, Dr. Mitchell Zellman, Dr. Katherin Bigsby and Dr. Peter Noonan, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Dr. Elaine E. L. Wang, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Martin Cihar and Dr. Karel Liska, University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic; Prof. Olivier Claris Dr. Jean-Charles Picaud and Dr. Marie Walther, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France; Prof. Thierry Lacaze, Dr. Patrick André,† Dr. Marie-Hélène Odievre, Dr. Bernard Thebaud, Dr. Véronique Zupan and Dr. Hasinirina Razafimahefa, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, Clamart, France; Prof. Pierre Lequien, Dr. Nadine Kacet and Dr. Fabrice Lapeyre, Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre, Lille, France; Prof. Dr. Dieter Adam and Dr. Georg Münch, Dr. von Haunersches Kinderspital, Munich, Germany; Dr. Reinhard Berner and Dr. Marcus Krüger, Universitätskinderklinik, Freiburg, Germany; Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rauh, Krankenanstalt Mutterhaus der Borromäerinnen, Trier, Germany; Prof. Dr. Jens Möller, Dr. Reinhard Jensen and Dr. Martina Kohl, Universitätsklinikum, Lübeck, Germany; Prof. Dr. Christian Plath, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Gülzow, PD Dr. Marlies Uhlemann and Dr. Christian Sprang, Universitätsklinikum, Rostock, Germany; Prof. Dr. Christian Rieger, Dr. Uwe Schauer and Dr. Andreas Vollbracht, Klinikum der Ruhruniversität, Bochum, Germany; Prof. Dr. Reinhard Roos, Dr. Brigitte Kerner-Bader and Dr. Matthias Grimberg, Städtisches Krankenhaus Harlaching, Munich, Germany; PD Dr. Horst Scholz, Institut für Infektiologie, Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Berlin, Germany; Dr. Gisela Laske and Dr. Karl Schunck, Krankenhaus Berlin Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Seidenberg, Dr. Helga Nolte and Dr. Barbara Wickenburg-Ennen,† Elisabeth-Kinderkrankenhaus, Oldenburg, Germany; Prof. Dr. Herwig Stopfkuchen and Wolfram Krämer, Universitätsklinikum, Mainz, Germany; Prof. Dr. Volker von Loewenich, Dr. Rolf Schloesser, Dr. Burkard Voigt and Dr. Doris Fischer, Universitätsklinikum, Frankfurt, Germany; Prof. Dr. Hans Versmold, Dr. Phillipp Henneke and Dr. Hans Kössel, Universitätsklinikum Benjamin-Franklin, Berlin, Germany; Prof. Dr. Christoph Vogtmann and Dr. Doris Hückel, Universitätsklinikum, Leipzig, Germany; Prof. Andreas Constantopoulos,† Prof. Maria Xanthou, Prof. Dimitris Anagnostakis, Dr. Spyros Fotopoulos and Dr. Soultana Siahanidou, Agia Sofia Children Hospital, Athens, Greece; Dr. Julia Hajdu, Semmelweis Orvostudományi Egyetem Clinic I of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Budapest, Hungary; Dr. Marta Katona, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University, Szeged, Hungary; Dr. Andras Nobilis, Semmelweis Orvostudományi Egyetem Clinic II of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Budapest, Hungary; Prof. I. Barberi and Dr. E. Gitto, Policlinico Universitario, Messina, Italy; Prof. M. Berni Canani and Dr. P. Vuillemier, Ospedale Santobono, Naples, Italy; Prof. L. Bianco and Dr. I. Kazmierska, Ospedale Buccheri La Ferla, Palermo, Italy; Prof. G. Bucci and Dr. T. De Luca, Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy; Dr. L. Caccamo and Dr. R. Rezzonico, Ospedale Sant’Anna, Como, Italy; Prof. G. Caramia and Dr. E. Ruffini, Ospedale G. Salesi, Ancona, Italy; Prof. F. Chiappe and Dr. D. Rosatelli, Università di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy; Prof. G. Citro, Ospedale Santa Maria della Speranza, Battipaglia, Italy; Prof. A. Colombo and Dr. M. Teani, Ospedali Riuniti, Bergamo, Italy; Dr. G. Compagnoni and Dr. G. Lista, Presidio Ospedaliero V. Buzzi, Milan, Italy; Dr. V. Console and C. Brambilla, Ospedale Niguarda Cà Grande, Milan, Italy; Dr. G. Chirico and Dr. A. Cavazza, Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy; Prof. U. Flauto and Dr. Tiziana Fedeli, Ospedale S. Gerardo, Monza, Italy; Prof. P. Giliberti and Dr. A. Santantonio, Ospedale Monaldi, Naples, Italy; Prof. Marcello Giovannini,† Department of Pediatrics, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy; Dr. Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy; Prof. L. Giuffrè and Prof. G. Corsello, Istituto Materno Infantile, Università degli Studi, Palermo, Italy; Prof. A. Marini and Dr. C. Vegni, Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento-Mangiagalli, Milan, Italy; Prof. G. Marzetti and Dr. C. Rizzo, Ospedale Fatebenefratelli, Rome, Italy; Prof. A. Mautone and Dr. N. Laforgia, Policlinico Universitario, Bari, Italy; Prof. K. Pittschieler and Dr. E. Pedron, Azienda Speciale Unitá Samitaria Locale Centro-Sud, Bolzano, Italy; Prof. G. Rinaldi and Dr. G. Popola, Ospedali Riuniti, Foggia, Italy; Prof. G. Rondini and Dr. E. Polito, Policlinico “S. Matteo,” Pavia, Italy; Prof. S. Saia and Dr. M. Gorinati, Ospedale Cà Foncello, Treviso, Italy; Prof. G.P. Salvioli and Dr. M. Lanari, Policlinico Sant’Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy; Prof. G. Tortorolo and Dr. C. Cafforio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy; Dr. R. Vincenzi and Dr. F. Guidotti, Ospedale San Pietro, Rome, Italy; Dr. V. Vitacco and Dr. G. Gallucci, Ospedale “SS. Annunziata,” Taranto, Italy; Dr. R. Zanini and Dr. A. Del Prete, Ospedale Civile, Lecco, Italy; Dr. Carlos Guajardo González, Hospital Santa Engracia, Monterrey, Mexico; Dr. Juan M. Ruíz-Mota, Hospital Metropolitano “Dr. Bernardo Sepúlveda,” Monterrey, Mexico; Dr. Marte Hernández Porras, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, Mexico City, Mexico; Dr. Teresa Murguia de Sierra† and Dr. Cristina Ceballos, Hospital de Infantil de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico; Dr. R. Baarsma,† Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands; Dr. L. Bont, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Dr. A. H. L. C. van Kaam, Emma Children’s Hospital, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Dr. R. A. van Lingen, Isala Klinieken, Zwolle, the Netherlands; Dr. Morten Grønn,† Rikshospitalet/National Hospital of Norway, Oslo, Norway; Dr. Jens Grögård, Ullevaal Hospital, Oslo, Norway; Dr. António Marques Valido, Dr. Antónia Marques and Dr. Álvaro Birne, Maternidade Alfredo da Costa, Lisbon, Portugal; Dr. Sandra Ramos and Dr. Margarida Neves, Hospital Geral de Santo António, Porto, Portugal; Dr. Michal Csader, University Children Hospital, Bratislava, Slovak Republic; Prof. Hugo Lagercrantz, Karolinska Sjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; Prof. Dr. Turkan Dagoglu and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fahri Ovali, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey; Prof. Dr. Remziye Tanac and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mete Akisu, Ege Medical School, Izmir, Turkey; Prof. Dr. Murat Yurdakok and Dr. Canan Aygun, Hacettepe Medical School, Ankara, Turkey; Dr. Randall Tressler,† Dr. Jessie R. Groothuis,† Dr. Laurence A. Welford, Maggie A. McCue† and Stacy J. Simpson,† Abbott International, Abbott Park, IL; Dr. Theodora Cohen,‡ IBAH, Lake Bluff, IL.

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