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2009-10-05 10:56:55

Data from the largest single-center experience of adult and pediatric intestinal and multivisceral transplantation show that survival rates have improved with the advent of innovative surgical techniques, novel immunosuppressive protocols and better post-operative management, said researchers at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute in a study published in the October issue of Annals of Surgery. Led by Kareem Abu-Elmagd, M.D., Ph.D., director, Intestinal Rehabilitation and...

2009-08-12 18:35:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas") announced today an update regarding the status of the request for emergency relief and preliminary injunction from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision regarding its Citizen Petition. The company's requests have been denied by the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The company is disappointed in the court's decision and is currently evaluating its next course of action. The Citizen...

2009-08-10 22:52:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas") announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has substantially denied the company's Citizen Petition to ensure the safe and effective use of immunosuppressants (also called anti-rejection medications) used to prevent rejection in organ transplant patients. In their petition, Astellas requested that the FDA take additional measures to protect transplant recipients, a unique and vulnerable...

2009-08-04 14:00:00

Underweight and very severely obese patients at riskA recent study by doctors at the University of Washington explained that patients who are significantly underweight or very severely obese prior to liver transplantation are at increased risk of death following transplantation surgery. These findings, from the largest known observation of liver transplantation at the extremes of BMI, are published in the August issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons on...

2009-08-03 21:06:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Eczema is a chronic skin disorder characterized by dry, itchy, scaly skin and rashes. It is commonly known as "the itch that rashes." (1) While the exact cause of eczema is not known, it appears to result from a complex interaction of factors including personal and family genetics, immune response and environmental factors. (2) Scratching the affected area can lead to more itch, redness, swelling, scaling, cracking, oozing clear fluid and, ultimately,...

2009-08-03 09:16:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Known medically as atopic dermatitis (AD), eczema is characterized by dry, itchy skin and rashes.(1) Scratching the affected area of skin may result in redness, swelling, scaling, cracking, weeping of clear fluid, and crusting of the skin.(2) Immuno-modulators called topical calcineurin (cal-SEE-nur-in) inhibitors (TCIs) can be effective treatments for patients with mild, moderate or severe eczema(3) who fail to respond adequately to first-line prescription...

2009-07-14 12:00:57

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ordering manufacturers of some immunosuppressant drugs used in kidney transplants to change their labeling. The FDA said the updated labels must reflect an increased risk of infections. The required label changes affect drugs used to help prevent rejection of transplanted organs. The drugs are Rapamune (sirolimus), Sandimmune (cyclosporine), and three generic drugs, Neoral (cyclosporine modified), Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) and Myfortic...

2009-05-31 16:15:00

The results of these studies will be presented during the American Transplant Congress in Boston, MA May 30 - June 3, 2009   COLUMBIA, Md., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of two large studies presented by researchers from the Starzl Transplant Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center demonstrated the long-term safety and efficacy of alemtuzumab induction and tacrolimus monotherapy.   (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090424/NE99362LOGO )   Led...

2009-05-28 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Astellas Pharma US, Inc. approval for the use of Prograf(R) (tacrolimus) in conjunction with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) for the prevention of organ rejection in kidney transplant recipients. Prograf is a cornerstone therapy for preventing transplant rejection in liver, kidney and heart transplant recipients. The approval came on May 19, 2009 in response to a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA)...

2009-03-05 16:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atopic dermatitis, the common, chronic, inflammatory skin disease marked by red, itchy rashes, has been increasing in prevalence over the past two decades and affects a disproportionate number of children. According to current estimates, approximately 15 percent to 20 percent of children in the United States and other industrialized countries around the world develop atopic dermatitis in the first few years of life. By comparison, only an...


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