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Infusion therapy is the term often used for the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. Infusion therapy can be used to treat diseases or conditions. It can also be used to counteract the side effects of treatments.
Infusion therapy can be used for:
Other drugs, therapeutic agents and treatments can fall under infusion therapy as well.
An infusion therapy center can provide outpatient care for patients who need these types of services. Center staff members can include hematologists, oncologists, registered nurses, pharmacists and social workers. Staff members are generally trained and experienced in infusion care, and can provide education as well about intravenous (IV) therapy and site care. Centers may also provide catheter care, intramuscular and subcutaneous injection and/or other services. Some kinds of infusion therapy can also be delivered via home healthcare services.
Diseases for which infusion therapy may be used include:
Infusion therapy may also be appropriate for someone with gastrointestinal diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or Crohn's disease. (Read about "Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease" "Crohn's Disease")
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