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Intervention Protocol

Intravenous immune globulin for acute myocarditis in children and adults

  1. J Robinson Associate Clinical Professor*,
  2. E Crumley,
  3. L Hartling,
  4. TP Klassen,
  5. N Wiebe

Editorial Group: Cochrane Heart Group

Published Online: 20 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004370


How to Cite

Robinson J, Crumley E, Hartling L, Klassen TP, Wiebe N. Intravenous immune globulin for acute myocarditis in children and adults (Protocol). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004370. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004370.

Author Information

  1. University of Alberta, Pediatrics, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

*J Robinson, Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, University of Alberta, 2C3.77 Walter C Mackenzie, Health Sciences Center, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2R7, CANADA. jr3@ualberta.ca.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JAN 2003

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objective of this review is to compare the outcome of patients with acute myocarditis treated with IVGG to the outcome of patients who did not receive IVGG, particularly with respect to transplant-free survival. The review will attempt to determine if there is an identifiable group of acute myocarditis patients (based on age, duration of symptoms, acuity of onset of symptoms, cardiac function at presentation, virologic results, or the presence or absence of histologic evidence of acute myocarditis on cardiac biopsy in patients where a biopsy was performed) who would benefit from IVGG.