Navigation Links
Enzyme Replacement May Help in Fabry Disease
Date:12/2/2009

Whether treatment prolongs life remains unclear, researchers say

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that enzyme replacement therapy can make a major difference in the lives of people with Fabry disease, a rare illness that affects the kidneys, heart and brain.

The progressive disease, linked to the lack of an enzyme that helps metabolic pathways function in the body, can be fatal because it boosts the risk for a stroke, heart attack and kidney disease.

A study published Dec. 1 in The Lancet analyzed a treatment that replaced an enzyme called agalsidase alfa.

The researchers found that the treatment reduced signs of heart disease in people who had oversized hearts. It also appeared to improve kidney function, lower pain levels and improve scores on quality-of-life surveys.

"Enzyme-replacement therapy has only been available typically since 2001, and, thus, duration of exposure might be too short to assess whether this strategy prolongs life," the researchers wrote in an accompanying commentary. Whether the treatment, which they described as costly, helps people live longer needs confirmation, they noted.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more on Fabry disease.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: The Lancet, news release, Dec. 1, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Particles Detected in Vials from Genzymes Plant Not Expected to Impact Aldurazyme or Naglazyme
2. Reportlinker Adds Boosting Immunity Through Digestion: The Relation Among Probiotics, Prebiotics and Digestive Enzymes
3. Genetic variation of enzyme linked with outcomes for women receiving tamoxifen
4. Enzyme is key to clogged arteries
5. Weight-Loss Enzyme Identified
6. LSUHSC research identifies enzyme that makes survival molecule for key vision cells
7. Verenium and Add Food Service GmbH Announce Commercial Distribution Partnership for Fuelzyme(R) and Veretase(TM) Enzymes
8. Lung Enzyme Both Friend and Foe
9. High Activity, Plant Based Diamine Oxidase Enzyme Introduced by Bio-Research Products
10. Video: CREON(R) (Pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules First and Only Pancreatic Enzyme Product to Receive FDA Approval Under New Guidelines
11. Reversing effects of altered enzyme may fight brain tumor growth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/23/2014)... Syngenta lawsuits are now being investigated by Wright ... that have allegedly incurred significant financial damages due to ... Duracade, genetically modified (GMO) corn seed products ... According to a report from Bloomberg News, Syngenta’s actions ... Because China is the third-largest American corn importer, Syngenta ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... BambooFlooringChina.com , the world’s leader in bamboo flooring, has ... collection. Now, the business is announcing big discounts on ... is valid until Dec. 20, 2014. , The new click ... surface, which makes it very easy to maintain. As one ... to make its website the best shopping platform for people ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Every year AlignLife clinics nationwide team together to ... in the Greenville, SC area in 2014 and has ... Simpsonville will be partnering with the 5 other ... Drive. These six offices came together to decide on ... toy drive. With so many amazing organizations to choose ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 Cancer researchers ... a connection between intercellular communication tunnels and the growth ... the full story on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. ... and the University of Minnesota have just released their ... information and materials between cells. They found that ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Recently, UWDress.com, a successful wedding dress shop, has ... in order to prepare for the wedding season. All ... off. , UWDress.com is a reliable company that has ... the new items -- formal wedding guest attire. This new ... including superstar and princess. As one of the leading companies ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Syngenta Lawsuits Being Investigated by Wright & Schulte LLC, Following China’s Rejection of Corn Shipments Tainted with Unapproved GMO Seed 2Health News:Syngenta Lawsuits Being Investigated by Wright & Schulte LLC, Following China’s Rejection of Corn Shipments Tainted with Unapproved GMO Seed 3Health News:Click Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring From Famous Bamboo Flooring Company BambooFlooringChina.com 2Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices Join Together for a Local Toy Drive 2Health News:Study Links Cellular ‘Tunnels’ to Mesothelioma Proliferation, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Formal Wedding Guest Attire Added to UWDress.com 2
... MONDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- As if there weren,t ... weight, blood sugar levels and blood pressure all under control, ... may cause your brain to shrink, leading to mental declines ... participants whose average age was 54 in the Framingham Offspring ...
... 1 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are much more likely to ... school in neighborhoods with many fast food restaurants and other ... compared 2007 data on junk food consumption by California teens ... such as fast food restaurants, convenience stores, dollar stores and ...
... , MONDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Children who ... disorders are at increased risk for chronic physical problems ... Researchers examined data from people in 10 countries included ... initiative. The team looked at anxiety disorders and depression ...
... Goodwin HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) ... walk after dinner. Play tag with your kids at the park. ... about 150 minutes, or 2.5 hours, of moderate activity a week ... percent. Those who did more -- about 300 minutes a ...
... , MONDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new nationwide look ... it much more often than girls, and they also tend to ... tied to other types of behavior, including both a greater likelihood ... use. The finding is based on an analysis of 2009 ...
... cripples cancer growth in a form of T cell leukemia, ... the Journal of Experimental Medicine ( www.jem.org ). ... lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) carry genetic mutations in a cellular signaling ... cell. A study by Andrew Weng and colleagues at the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Smoking, Diabetes, Obesity May Shrink Your Brain 2Health News:Smoking, Diabetes, Obesity May Shrink Your Brain 3Health News:With Junk Food Stores Nearby, Teens May Eat More of It 2Health News:Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood 2Health News:Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds 2Health News:Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds 3Health News:Study Tracks Masturbation Trends Among U.S. Teens 2Health News:Study Tracks Masturbation Trends Among U.S. Teens 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. , Nov. 21, 2014  PTC ... announce that the 2014 Legend of Technology Award for Vision, ... Peltz , Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer. This award recognizes an ... industry in New Jersey for several ... Legend of Technology Award," stated Stuart Peltz , Ph.D., ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... MONTREAL , Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has ... the company,s lead product candidate, for the ... is a rare, severely disabling genetic disease ... tissue swelling (flare-ups) and new abnormal bone ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 20, 2014  Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: ... heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, announced today that it ... support a strong launch of Edwards Lifesciences Foundation,s new ... improve the global communities where its employees live and ... giving will exceed $8 million, including more than $7 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PTC Therapeutics Announces CEO, Dr. Stuart Peltz Recipient of The New Jersey Technology Council's 2014 Legend of Technology Award 2PTC Therapeutics Announces CEO, Dr. Stuart Peltz Recipient of The New Jersey Technology Council's 2014 Legend of Technology Award 3Clementia Pharmaceuticals Receives EMA Orphan Medicinal Product Designation for Palovarotene for the Treatment of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva 2Clementia Pharmaceuticals Receives EMA Orphan Medicinal Product Designation for Palovarotene for the Treatment of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva 3Edwards Lifesciences Increases Charitable Giving In 2014 To Support Launch Of Every Heartbeat Matters 2
... 1, 2011 Cherokee Uniforms, a leading provider of medical ... its annual Inspired Comfort Award . The award provides ... above and beyond their call of duty to make a ... its inception in 2003, more than 9,000 healthcare professionals have ...
... Source Precision Medicine, Inc., dba SourceMDx ("SourceMDx") has assigned ... of the firm Finn, Warnke & Gayton, LLP to be ... Source MDx® is an industry leader in developing simple blood ... cancer by measuring specific RNA transcripts in blood. RNA is ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award Calls for Healthcare Professional Nominations 2Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award Calls for Healthcare Professional Nominations 3Source Precision Medicine, Inc., dba SourceMDx Assigns All Its Assets to Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. of the firm of Finn, Warnke & Gayton, LLP 2
The ENDO MINI-RETRACT™ 5 mm instrument has application in a variety of gynecologic, abdominal, urologic, thoracic and endoscopic procedures for temporary retraction of tissue and small tubular ...
... PADDLE RETRACT™ 12 mm instrument has application ... colorectal and other endoscopic procedures for retracting ... liver. , ,The ENDO PADDLE RETRACT™ ... the distal end of the instrument and ...
... Featured Products are kept ... and are offered as ... regular or extra long ... with insulation, flush ports, ...
... the widest offering of single-use instruments on the ... 43cm lengths for Bariatric Surgery. , Dual ... insulation covers the pivot points to reduce the ... 4mm universal cord, which eliminates gapping at connection ...
Medicine Products: