Navigation Links
University of Maryland Medical Center launches genetic-testing program for cardiac patients
Date:5/14/2013

on exhibited reduced clinical benefit from taking clopidogrel. Based on growing clinical evidence reported in Dr. Shuldiner's study and others, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the reduced efficacy of clopidogrel in people with the genetic variation.

"Pharmacogenetic testing enables us to tailor drug treatments to individual patients based on their unique genetic makeup, or genotype," says Dr. Shuldiner, an endocrinologist and geneticist. "With genotype-directed therapy, we have the ability to change the 'one size fits all' approach to prescribing medication and ultimately improve the quality of care we provide to our patients. Patients want personalized and individualized medicine. They seek it out."

The test is performed by analyzing the patient's DNA, isolated from a blood sample, in a new state-of-the-art translational genomics laboratory at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The tests are being conducted as part of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study to determine the best way to implement genetic-testing programs. Tests are free, and because of the partnership between UMMC and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, results are available within a few hours.

Dr. Shuldiner explains that the ability to provide test results within hours is crucial because cardiac stent patients are at risk for developing blood clots and other complications soon after they have the procedure. "This rapid turnaround time sets our program apart from other programs and commercial laboratories, where results may not be available for up to two weeks," he adds.

Pharmacogenomics how genes affect a person's response to drugs is a burgeoning area of research, but only a small number of hospitals in the United States have programs to offer routine genetic testing as part of their clinical practice. This new approach to patient care is part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine's purs
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Warmkessel
kwarmkessel@umm.edu
41-032-889-194-104-041-53
University of Maryland Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers find potential novel treatment for influenza
2. University of Houston engineering professor awarded grant to study melanoma treatment
3. Saint Louis University, University of Toronto biologists help decode turtle genome
4. Wayne State University startup, Advaita, to participate in new Michigan I-Corps program
5. Indiana University associate professor earns APSs Henry Pickering Bowditch Award
6. University of Southern California scientists reveal natural process that blocks viruses
7. University of Houston engineering researchers theories to be tested in space
8. University of Tennessee professors research shows Gulf of Mexico resilient after spill
9. Mercyhurst Universitys new DNA sequencer to accelerate scientific research in region
10. Student named universitys first Lawrence scholar, researching at national laboratory
11. University of Tennessee professor links massive prehistoric bird extinction to human colonization
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/7/2015)... VIEW, Calif. , July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... biometrics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Credence ID, ... Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award. ... suite to aid in its mission of offering ... under-recognized populations globally. As Credence ID was formed ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , June 30, 2015 To bolster its efforts ... HYPR Corp. announced today the addition of two new team ... as board advisor and David Raviv will act ... underscore HYPR Corp.,s commitment to providing the most secure solutions ... Sirota co-founded Layer 7 Technologies, a provider of security ...
(Date:6/25/2015)... 2015  Imagine a tool specifically designed to help ... life. That,s exactly what USANA,s True Health Assessment ... portable health program provides a personalized approached to measuring ... your lifestyle and nutrition. At the ... night, USANA,s THA was honored with the Industry Innovation ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 2Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 3Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 4Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 5HYPR Corp. Expands Biometric Authentication Team with Enterprise All Stars 2HYPR Corp. Expands Biometric Authentication Team with Enterprise All Stars 3@USANAinc's Personalized Nutrition Program Wins Industry Innovation Award 2
... it comes to improving bone health in postmenopausal women ... University researcher has found a simple, proactive solution to help ... career, I have tested numerous fruits, including figs, dates, strawberries ... having the effect on bone density that dried plums, or ...
... , INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University scientist studying human ... the U.S. Department of Defense to study a chemical ... bone healing. Hiroki Yokota, professor of biomedical engineering ... of anatomy and cell biology at the IU School ...
... the first major survey in Asia of a deadly fungus ... worldwide. The massive survey could help scientists zero in on ... of the globe -- and why Asian amphibians have so ... chytridiomycosis, caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis or Bd, is ...
Cached Biology News:No bones about it: Eating dried plums helps prevent fractures and osteoporosis 2New compound may accelerate bone healing, prevent osteoporosis 2New compound may accelerate bone healing, prevent osteoporosis 3Researchers complete first major survey of amphibian fungus in Asia 2
(Date:7/28/2015)... CITY , July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna ... today announced that it has granted to German ... funding the development and commercialization of biotechnology (collectively, ... live recombinant oral allogenic tumor vaccine technology (the ... for prostate cancer which is ready to enter ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... will report its second quarter financial results on Thursday, ... financial markets. The announcement will be followed by a ... PT. Participating in the call from Amgen will be ... officer, and other members of Amgen,s senior management team. ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... , ... Production of high tenacity filament yarn of viscose rayon (excluding sewing ... instance, it surpassed the EUR 106 million mark (in value terms) in 2013, while ... major producer, while Italy is a key consumer. , The high tenacity filament ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 27, 2015 , ... ... network Monday. The venture will bring the world’s most efficient gas dissolution technology ... equipment and technologies to both the industrial and municipal markets. With offices located ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Aeterna Zentaris Grants Option to Develop and Commercialize Oral Allogenic Cancer Vaccine Technology 2Aeterna Zentaris Grants Option to Develop and Commercialize Oral Allogenic Cancer Vaccine Technology 3Amgen Announces Webcast of 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 2High Tenacity Filament Yarn of Viscose Rayon Consumption to Grow Swiftly in the EU, Forecasts BAC Reports in New Study Available at MarketPublishers.com 2BlueInGreen Brings Water Treatment Technology to Florida 2
... 28 N30 Pharma (N30), a,biopharmaceutical company focused ... regulate nitric oxide bioavailability,announced today that it has ... N30 will use proceeds from this financing ... expand its discovery and preclinical,research in the area ...
... Be Webcast Live On Company,s Website -, TUSTIN, ... ), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical,company developing monoclonal antibodies for ... that senior management will,present at the BIO Investor Forum ... (6:45 pm EDT). The conference will be held at ...
... ITMN ) announced today that it will release ... at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.,A live conference call and ... time that same day., To access the live ... To access the,webcast, please log on to the company,s ...
Cached Biology Technology:N30 Pharma Announces Financing, Expansion of Board 2Peregrine Pharmaceuticals to Present at BIO Investor Forum 2008 2InterMune to Release Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results on November 6 2
RAT ANTI MOUSE METALLOPHILIC MACROPHAGES...
... Ferrofluid products perform optimally when ... Systems MagCellect Magnet. To accommodate ... iron boron permanent magnet holds ... mm test tubes or two ...
Request Info...
Form: Concentrated Applications: ELISA...
Biology Products: