IVIG v. Intralipids

Mickie

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Reply Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 2:53pm
Hi Dr. Braverman,

Regarding the NK Assay (%Killed) follow up panel:

50:1 was 15.9%
%CD56 was 20.4%

Would you treat these with IVIg or Intralipids?


Many thanks!

Dr. Braverman

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RE: IVIG v. Intralipids Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 3:49pm
need more information about clincial history and other lab tests. cant make a decision on so little information sorry.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Mickie

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Reply RE: IVIG v. Intralipids Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 8:38pm
What other info would you need?

Is intralipids considered safe for the baby?

Is there a chance of the intralipids making the NK situation worse (i.e. increasing these numbers?)

Thanks!

Dr. Braverman

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RE: IVIG v. Intralipids Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 8:52pm
no that is not a risk, I would need to see all of the immune cells we normall test for as well as have your complete detailed history. Feel free to call me for a consultation and I would be happy to complete this correctly for you .
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Mickie

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Reply RE: IVIG v. Intralipids Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 9:17pm
Dear Dr. Braverman,

When you say, "that is not a risk" can you please clarify by answering these questions:

1) is intralipids considered safe to the baby?

2) can intralipids do more harm than good by increasing NK levelss (e.g. %CD56)?

Thank you !!!

Dr. Braverman

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RE: IVIG v. Intralipids Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 9:24pm
there is no evidence that ILs increase NK cells, no harm has been shown to the fetus with IL treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.