Every quarter IG Living will hold a podcast on a topic that affects those with autoimmune and immunodeficiency disorders. Industry experts will share the latest immune globulin (IG) news and information and answer questions from our community.
Podcasts will cover topics like the increased demand for IG products, Medicare, IG side effects, and reimbursement.
Listen to the episode The Increased Demand for Immune Globulin Products and Its Effects on Patient Access.
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Let's Talk: Carl Schlacht
As a retired professional motorcycle racer turned insurance agent and entrepreneur, Carl Schlacht is a prime example of someone who refuses to let chronic illness hold him back. The 35-year-old Cleveland, Ohio, resident was diagnosed with X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) as an infant, but he has gone on to defy the odds by pursuing his dream to compete in extreme sports...
Personalizing the Infusion Experience
Home, hospital, outpatient clinic or doctor's office? Today, patients receiving immune globulin (IG) infusions have a lot more choices, which is an improvement over the past when the only option was to receive infusions in a hospital or clinic setting. This changed in the 1980s when insurance companies began eyeing potential cost-cutting strategies, opening the doors to home-based infusions...
Ask the Experts
Reader: Does autoimmune cytopenia lead to an immune deficiency or vice versa?
Abbie: I spoke with Terry O. Harville, MD, PhD, medical director of the Special Immunology Laboratory at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, who explained there are several issues at work. First, in certain circumstances, the failing immune system retains parts of immunity that would normally be eliminated, since these could cause autoimmunity such as cytopenias...
Meet the Staff
Bob Geng, MD, MA
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego
Terry O. Harville,
Medical Director Special Immunology Laboratory University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Todd Levine, MD
Director, Department of Neurophysiology Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology University of Arizona
Co-founder of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation
Marc Riedl, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology University of California, San Diego
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