Navigation Links
Kidney Cancer Drug Linked to Higher Rate of Heart Problems
Date:2/13/2008

have incurable metastatic cancer. At that point, "we're just trying to improve and extend their life as long as we can, and there are going to be pluses and minuses to anything," he said.

The study -- which was funded by Sutent's maker, Pfizer -- looked at 48 patients in a "real-world" setting who were taking the drug for either advanced kidney cancer or a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).

Fifteen percent of the patients experienced heart conditions such as symptomatic left ventricular dysfunction or heart failure while taking Sutent. The problems began between 22 days and 435 days after beginning therapy, although most started within the first three months of treatment.

The 15 percent incidence of heart trouble shown in this setting is almost double that seen in clinical trials, which had found that up to 8 percent of patients had experienced heart failure.

Heart failure involves a decline in the heart's ability to pump blood.

In this study, individuals with a history of heart failure, coronary artery disease or low body-mass index were at an even higher risk if they took Sutent, the researchers noted.

Three of five patients followed long term continued to have heart problems even after they stopped taking the drug.

Two recent studies, one published in January in the New England Journal of Medicine and another in December in The Lancet, also found that use of Sutent can boost patients' blood pressure and add to their risk of heart failure.

At the time of the release of The Lancet paper, Pfizer released a statement agreeing that these heart risks do exist. However, the company added that the cardiovascular events "were medically manageable in most patients and underscore the importance of having a collaborative team of health-care professionals working together to appropriately manage patients who have limited available options" in treating their cancer.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Single-incision belly-button surgery to remove kidney performed first at UT Southwestern
2. Expenses Overshadow Optimism for Kidney Failure Patients
3. Katie Lee Joel to Conduct Cooking Demonstration for Local Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
4. Lowering Blood Protein Wont Help Kidney Patients
5. DaVita Teammates Bicycling 230 Miles for Kidney Disease Education
6. Stem Cell Therapy Disappoints Against Rare Kidney Ailment
7. Metabolic syndrome heightens risk for development of uric-acid kidney stones
8. Nighttime Home Dialysis a Boon for Kidney Patients
9. New Survey Reveals Kidney Patients Concern About Medicare Policies
10. Nations Largest Dialysis Patient Organization Recognizes the Achievements of Patients and Leaders in Kidney Care
11. Kidney Awareness Time (KAT) Walk Raised Awareness and $400,000 for Kidney Education and Prevention Programs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Kidney Cancer Drug Linked to Higher Rate of Heart Problems 
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 The Global and ... study on the current state of the Maleic Anhydride ... a basic overview of the industry, including definitions, applications ... domestic market analysis are provided with a focus on ... A comparison between the international and Chinese situation is ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... IQ Formulations , a leading manufacturer of ... of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For an entire month ... led by TigerFitness.com in which 5 percent of the ... to the respected nonprofit organization. , Last year, ... Isla, a young girl fighting Cystic Fibrosis. The company ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Aspirus Wausau Hospital today ... US with Buzz™ Digital O.R. at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, ... 13 new operating rooms will be Buzz, a centralized ... integrative system supports planning, navigation, imaging and communications connectivity. ... of intuitive software and hardware all controlled from the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 SCOTT Sports ... Park, Utah’s first indoor mountain bike and BMX park. ... park-style bikes in both adult and youth sizes for the ... operated a distribution warehouse in Ogden, Utah, recently moved its ... , “We are proud to be a partner with the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... hormone used to reduce the need for blood transfusions might ... suggests. Synthetic erythropoietin (EPO), which stimulates red blood cell ... preterm birth, said lead researcher Dr. Petra Huppi, a professor ... in Switzerland. "The real test of whether EPO protects ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Maleic Anhydride Industry & Isoprene Market Global and China Analysis Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Maleic Anhydride Industry & Isoprene Market Global and China Analysis Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Maleic Anhydride Industry & Isoprene Market Global and China Analysis Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Maleic Anhydride Industry & Isoprene Market Global and China Analysis Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 5Health News:IQ Formulations Contributes Sizeable Donation to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2Health News:Aspirus Wausau Hospital Announces First Large Scale Digital Operating Room Integration Project in the US 2Health News:Aspirus Wausau Hospital Announces First Large Scale Digital Operating Room Integration Project in the US 3Health News:SCOTT Sports to Sponsor Wasatch Indoor Bike Park 2Health News:Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains 2Health News:Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains 3
... WASHINGTON, DCThrough the identification of a gene,s impact on ... Center continue to make progress in understanding the ... repair of white matter, known as myelination. The study, ... of The Journal of Neuroscience , identified ...
... of the 5.3 million men and women seen in Department ... that use of cocaine is predictive of open-angle glaucoma, the ... that after adjustments for race and age, current and former ... Men with open-angle glaucoma also had significant exposures to amphetamines ...
... found that patients had little or no control over their ... care, but a new study shows that this has changed ... with health coverage that includes a high deductible and either ... their costs even after they initiated care. ...
... THURSDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The bellowing of male ... researchers report. They found that the largest koalas produce ... males that they,re the biggest dudes in the neighborhood. ... few animals with a descended larynx, which makes the vocal ...
... their everyday lives and with support from partners can continue ... of the preliminary findings of a two-year research project funded ... married couples living with dementia make decisions on a daily ... over issues such as what to eat or wear, as ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients ... can have serious side effects and even mean the ... crucial that patients insist doctors use plain language ... associate professor of internal medicine at the University of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Children's National researchers make breakthrough in understanding white matter development 2Health News:Children's National researchers make breakthrough in understanding white matter development 3Health News:Cocaine users have 45 percent increased risk of glaucoma 2Health News:Study finds consumers may have more control over health costs than previously thought 2Health News:Study finds consumers may have more control over health costs than previously thought 3Health News:Living with dementia and making decisions 2Health News:Cancer Patients Should Ask Doctors to Use Simple Terms 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" or ... following financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2014: ... , Revenue of $1,291,378, a 13% decrease over ... loss for the quarter of $240,156 compared to net income ... For the nine months ended June 30, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014 IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: ... H. Mackaness is scheduled to make an investor presentation ... 2:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 3, in New ... the investor presentation will be available in the Investors section ... About IRIDEX IRIDEX Corporation was founded in ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... CITY, Calif. , Aug. 27, 2014  AcelRx ... pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of ... pain, today announced that senior management will be participating ... presenting at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference.  Details ... FBR Healthcare One on One Conference Date: Wednesday September ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Covalon Announces Third Quarter Results 2Covalon Announces Third Quarter Results 3AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Participate in Two Upcoming Investor Events 2AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Participate in Two Upcoming Investor Events 3
Instrument Cover for Vibratome....
These specialty razor blades are feather thin and very sharp. Most users have found an increased quality level in Vibratome sections with these blades....
This is a perfect tool for retrieving free floating sections from the Vibratome bath....
The care package includes a spare motor, fuse, Spare Fluorescent Bulb, additional Vibratome Feather Blades, Specimen Adhesive, Specimen Mounting Blocks, and a Specimen Tray....
Medicine Products: