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    A 57-year-old man with mild haemophilia B was admitted for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. His factor IX (FIX) activity was 15% on admission. Our goal was to maintain his FIX activity at 80%-100% for post-op days (PODs) 0-3, and at 60%-80% for PODs 4-14. Preoperatively, the patient was given recombinant FIX (rFIX) bolus using the formula:Dosage needed=%(desired FIX level-current level of FIX)×weight (kg)×1.3.This increased his activity to 100%. One IU of rFIX increased FIX activity by 0.8%; the half-life of rFIX is 18-24 hours. The rFIX infusion was started intraoperatively and continued after surgery to maintain target FIX activity. He was discharged on POD 9 on rFIX bolus dosing of 5000 IU every 12 hours for an additional 5 days. Using continuous factor infusion, we managed to decrease the amount rFIX used by >60% while maintaining steady state FIX activity level. © BMJ Publishing Group Limited 2020. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.

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    Saira Farid, Sarah Sewaralthahab, Hedy Patricia Smith. Continuous infusion factor replacement in haemophilia B during and after cardiac surgery: the better choice? BMJ case reports. 2020 Nov 30;13(11)

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