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2009-02-18 08:00:00

Study Suggests Genetic Approach to Personalized Screening of Anti-Rejection Drug Dosing CINCINNATI, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Screening for mutations in a gene that helps the body metabolize a kidney transplant anti-rejection drug may predict which children are at higher risk for side effects, including compromised white blood cell count or organ rejection, according to new research. Published online Feb. 18 by the Nature journal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the study...

2008-09-05 09:00:08

Biotech company Pharming Group has announced that the FDA has authorized a clinical study with recombinant human C1 inhibitor for the treatment of antibody-mediated rejection in kidney transplantation. Hans Sollinger of the University of Wisconsin, Madison will conduct the clinical trial with recombinant human C1 inhibitor (rhC1INH) under an investigator IND from the FDA. Recombinant human C1 inhibitor is a key inhibitor of the classical complement system. In the planned study, rhC1INH...

2008-09-03 03:00:05

Biotech company Pharming Group NV ("Pharming" or "the Company") (NYSE Euronext: PHARM) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized a clinical study with recombinant human C1 inhibitor (rhC1INH) for the treatment of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in kidney transplantation. Dr. Hans Sollinger of the University of Wisconsin, Madison will conduct the clinical trial with rhC1INH under an Investigator IND from the FDA. Over 15,000 kidney transplants occur in...

2008-08-28 18:00:51

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- "Cylex, Inc., in association with our Korean distributor, Sun Woo Biotech, is delighted to be able to announce our support for a major, multi-center trial of the ImmuKnow assay for cell-mediated immunity at seven highly respected medical institutions in the Republic of Korea," stated Brad Stewart, president of Cylex. "It is a critical goal for the Company to be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of the ImmuKnow assay in transplant populations of...

2008-07-03 15:00:10

Chinese scientists say a treatment using several drugs targeting various parts of the immune system helps patients with severe lupus involving the kidneys. In our study, multitarget therapy is shown to be superior to traditional therapy for inducing complete remission of class V+IV lupus nephritis, with few side effects, said Dr. Lei-Shi Li of the University School of Medicine in Nanjing, China. Lupus nephritis is inflammation of the kidneys occurring in patients with systemic lupus...

2008-06-01 18:00:06

TORONTO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The final results of the Spare the Nephron (STN) study, a multicenter trial investigating a novel kidney-sparing treatment protocol using CellCept(R) (mycophenolate mofetil), showed the CellCept-based regimen in combination with sirolimus (SRL) is associated with improved renal function when compared with the CellCept-based regimen in combination with calcineurin inhibitors (CNI). Furthermore, the study showed this improvement without increasing the risk of...

2008-01-23 06:00:54

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Health Care industry is available in its catalogue. Organ Transplant Immunosuppressive Markets To order that report: www.reportlinker.com/p075365/Organ-Transplant- Immunosuppressive-Markets.html (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.) For more information, contact Nicolas by email nbo@reportlinker.com ,...

2007-08-16 06:16:41

By Stewart, Susan Context.-Pulmonary infections are common and often life- threatening in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients. Understanding their pathology is critical to making improvements in care and survival as well as in surgical techniques, immunosuppression management, prophylaxis, and treatment. Pulmonary infections are particularly common and serious in the susceptible population of lung transplant recipients. Objective.-To summarize recent updates in the field for...

2007-06-19 06:00:12

By McCalmont, Vicki Bennett, Kristi Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a rare, highly fatal demyelinating brain infection caused by the JC virus. This infection is associated with immunosuppressive agents and is emerging in the transplant population. There has never been a documented case of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in a transplant recipient receiving sirolimus. We present a study, in which the JC virus was found in a 68-year-old man who had received a...

2005-10-19 00:59:34

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Wednesday its Myfortic transplant rejection treatment improved quality of life for kidney transplant patients switching to the drug from conventional treatments. Novartis said a study showed that 66 percent of patients who suffered gastrointestinal complaints while on a conventional drug after surgery reported an improvement in their symptoms when they switched to Myfortic.


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