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2012-05-15 05:16:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Although some anecdotal cases and studies report that the drug rituximab can benefit children that are resistant to standard treatment for idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), a recent study unfortunately proves otherwise. INS is a childhood kidney disorder that is thought to be an immune disorder, but the cause is not fully known. Children with the disease excrete large amounts of protein in their urine and have other signs of kidney damage, and there is an...

2012-05-11 12:03:58

Rituximab seems to only help cases that respond to standard therapies Highlights: Children with a particular kidney immune disorder that is unresponsive to standard treatments do not benefit from the immune drug rituximab. Additional studies are needed to fully understand the disease and to develop effective therapies for hard-to-treat cases. The drug rituximab, an antibody that targets the immune system and is often used to treat immune disorders such as lymphoma and arthritis, has...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.