Hylenex system seen as easier alternative to pediatric IVs

08/18/2008 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A St. Louis hospital is one of 12 nationwide that tested a new system called Hylenex that eliminates the pain of multiple IV sticks and time delays when trying to find veins in the small arms of pediatric patients. Hylenex injects into the skin a human DNA-derived enzyme called hyaluronidase, which creates a path to blood vessels, and takes just 30 seconds.

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