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2009-04-22 13:15:00

18 patient advocacy and health care professional groups join with Congressional sponsors Reps.

2009-04-22 09:00:30

Former Chicago Bears defensive back William The Refrigerator Perry is reported in serious condition at a hospital near his home in Aiken, S.C. Perry, 46, was diagnosed last June with Guillain-Barre syndrome, an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. At the time, Perry spent six months in the hospital because of complications related to the illness. His agent, Adam Plotkin, says Perry developed chronic...

2009-02-16 23:55:50

The human papillomavirus vaccine has not increased risks of Guillain-Barre but it warrants monitoring, U.S. researchers said. Thirty-six cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome -- a muscle disorder caused by the immune system attacking the peripheral nervous system -- have occurred after HPV vaccination.

2008-10-07 09:00:55

NARBERTH, Pa., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The GBS/CIDP Foundation International will host its tenth international symposium on Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) in Bloomingdale, IL on November 7-9, 2008.

2008-09-23 12:00:13

A study of a treatment for chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy (CIDP) suggests that 50 percent of the patients who responded to treatment with Gamunex (Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Caprylate/Chromatography Purified) required two treatments before they first exhibited improvements on a standard disability measurement scale, according to data presented at the American Neurological Association meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2008-09-23 09:00:15

Sub-analysis from a Phase III study of patients with a neurological disease, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), suggest that therapy with Gamunex (Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Caprylate/Chromatography Purified) may improve their physical and social functioning compared to placebo.

2008-09-15 09:00:11

Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc. announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Gamunex (Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Caprylate/Chromatography Purified) as a treatment for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).

2006-08-17 19:41:32

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two cases of melioidosis, an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei that is rare in the US, were reported to the Florida Department of Health in 2005.

2006-04-06 12:48:14

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Three more cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a neurological disorder involving temporary paralysis, have been reported in people given the Menactra vaccine to prevent meningitis.

2005-09-30 19:14:15

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials are investigating if a Sanofi-Aventis meningitis vaccine may have caused five cases of a rare neurological disorder that can paralyze its victims, the government announced on Friday.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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