Navigation Links
Organ Transplant Drug Keeps Immune System in Check
Date:2/3/2010

In lab tests, it fights rejection and reduces need for immunosuppressive meds, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a new drug to the heavy regimen of immunosuppressant drugs given to organ transplant recipients not only prevented rejection of the new organ but also cut down on the amount of immunosuppressant drugs needed, a new study finds.

Researchers hope the experimental drug will eventually preclude the need for any immunosuppressant drugs after an organ transplant.

"Current drugs are quite toxic when it comes to long-term survival. There are side effects, and organs suffer because of the drugs," said Dr. Mohanram Narayanan, associate professor of internal medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Temple and chief of clinical transplantation at Scott & White Healthcare. "This is a definite step in the right direction."

"The hope is that this will translate into a new treatment to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients," added Agnes Azimzadeh, second author of a study published Feb. 3 in Science Translational Medicine.

"The other long-term goal is not only to prevent the rejection of organs more efficiently than is done currently but also to induce tolerance to the graft itself," added Azimzadeh, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

"That means that we modulate, we tweak, we educate the immune system of the transplant recipient so it recognizes the graft as [its own] cells rather than recognizing it as foreign. We would educate the immune system so well that at some point we could stop or decrease significantly immunosuppressive drugs that the patient has to take."

Organ transplantation is the only hope for many patients experiencing kidney, heart or other organ failure, but the body's innate immune system perceives the new organ as a threat and sends o
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Discovery Health and National Organization for Rare Disorders Partner for Second Annual Rare Disease Day With the Premiere of the Special DISEASE DETECTIVES
2. New Harris Corporation Program Assists Healthcare Organizations in Implementing CONNECT Solution for NHIN Connectivity
3. AT&T Launches Mobile Paging and Group Notification Solution for Healthcare Organizations
4. BMEGateway Celebrates its 20th Anniversary and Welcomes Dr. William Morgan
5. Nationwide Vote to Determine Best Organ Donation-Themed Movie
6. Which Health Care Organizations Are Advancing Consumer Protection and Empowerment?
7. Hacker Attacks Targeting Healthcare Organizations Doubled in the 4th Quarter of 2009 According to SecureWorks Data
8. European Cancer Organization supports a revision of the EU Clinical Trials Directive
9. Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) (RMHC(R)) Awards Nearly $3 Million to Non-Profit Organizations
10. SimpleWebBox Offers Free Websites for Non-Profit Organizations
11. FFCHS Launches Online Petition Against Organized Stalking and Electronic Torture
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2015)... (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 Global ... innovative proofreading technologies, today announced that it will ... the Music City Center, in Nashville Tennessee, May ... the world's first true all-in-one we-based packaging inspection ... in the security of their brand copy and ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 The ... Group today launched a new initiative at UC ... next generation of physicians committed to advancing Latino ... Ser Medicos, or Preparing Students to Be Physicians, ... that will provide scholarships, mentorship and internship opportunities, ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... California (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 Getting ... to manage their health is critical to achieving the ... and reducing costs, but this will require a shift ... change also demands that health systems move beyond their ... who took part in the third live meeting of ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today released an update to ... coverage and reimbursement, and physician practice standards and licensure. ... last September, many state regulating bodies responded by looking ... in their state,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of ATA. ... ATA reevaluated the indicators for each state and issued ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... The U.S. healthcare worker shortage crisis is ... of senior citizens (1) and 27 million Obamacare-insured Americans ... system. Additionally, as older healthcare employees retire, there will ... U.S. Census Bureau, the number of American workers 65 ... while those 25 to 54 will likely increase 2%. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global Vision to Spotlight Proofware at INFO*FLEX 2015 2Health News:New UC Davis Program Targets Next Generation of Physicians to Advance Latino Health 2Health News:New UC Davis Program Targets Next Generation of Physicians to Advance Latino Health 3Health News:New UC Davis Program Targets Next Generation of Physicians to Advance Latino Health 4Health News:New UC Davis Program Targets Next Generation of Physicians to Advance Latino Health 5Health News:AJMC’s ACO Coalition Explores the New Rules of Patient Engagement 2Health News:AJMC’s ACO Coalition Explores the New Rules of Patient Engagement 3Health News:AJMC’s ACO Coalition Explores the New Rules of Patient Engagement 4Health News:American Telemedicine Association Delivers New State Report Cards on Telemedicine 2Health News:American Telemedicine Association Delivers New State Report Cards on Telemedicine 3Health News:U.S. Healthcare Worker Shortage Escalating: Sterling Warns Medical Practitioners to Rapidly Reverse Low Employee Retention 2Health News:U.S. Healthcare Worker Shortage Escalating: Sterling Warns Medical Practitioners to Rapidly Reverse Low Employee Retention 3Health News:U.S. Healthcare Worker Shortage Escalating: Sterling Warns Medical Practitioners to Rapidly Reverse Low Employee Retention 4
... Anchorage-independent Assay for Screening Compounds for Inhibition of ... Inc. announced today that it has received U.S. ... Cancer BioChip System (CBCS) for the identification and ... in vitro setting with great clinical ...
... combination therapy of daily consensus interferon (CIFN) and ribavirin is ... do not respond to standard therapy. The treatment works particularly ... to a new study in the June issue of ... on behalf of the American Association for the Study of ...
... people are pulling back on cosmetic procedures during the recession, ... laser vein removal . Unfortunately, most people who ... realize that beautiful, healthy legs are within their budget since ... varicose veins removed promptly, individuals are at ...
... Teel as President of Premier Anesthesia, a national anesthesia management company ... ... May 28, 2009 -- Jackson Healthcare announces the appointment ... management company based in Atlanta, Georgia., , , , ,"Having been ...
... took a major step forward to save lives and ... $1 per pack surcharge into law. Additionally, the governor ... smoking cessation services for Floridians, including monies for the ... fourth lowest in the nation. When the surcharge goes ...
... the Sisters of Charity Health System continues its strategic ... commitment to growing its physician collaboration strategies. Key to ... Jr. in the new position of senior vice president ... position May 28. "As we move through this transition ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Falcon Genomics Awarded Patent for Innovative Cancer Test 2Health News:New treatment option for patients with chronic hepatitis C 2Health News:Get Sexy Summer Legs From Renaissance Laser and Vein Institute (laserandveinclinic.com) Courtesy of Your Health Insurance 2Health News:Kerry Teel Named President of Premier Anesthesia 2Health News:Kerry Teel Named President of Premier Anesthesia 3Health News:Florida's $1 Cigarette Tax Increase a Big Win for Public Health 2Health News:Florida's $1 Cigarette Tax Increase a Big Win for Public Health 3Health News:Sisters of Charity Health System Appoints Orlando L. Alvarez Jr. to Head Physician Strategy and Business Development 2Health News:Sisters of Charity Health System Appoints Orlando L. Alvarez Jr. to Head Physician Strategy and Business Development 3
(Date:5/4/2015)... , May 4, 2015 Former NASA ... News online last week where he discussed Theradome™, the ... be FDA-cleared. The FOX segment shows firsthand how, via ... affordable hair loss solution that will not require surgery ... the mitochondria at the base of the hair follicle, ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015 RadiologyAuction will have their first auction ... product demonstrations at the end of the auction on ... Kodak and Fuji Cr,s, Agfa and Sony, printers and ... event. Various imaging equipment will be available at later ... After years of buying and selling imaging equipment, the ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... , May 4, 2015  Oncobiologics, Inc., ... monoclonal antibody (mAb) biosimilars, has completed the construction ... its headquarters in Cranbury, New Jersey ... facility is designed to utilize multiple ... at commercial scale.  Through the use of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:FOX News Features Theradome as the Take-Home Solution to Tackle Baldness 2RadiologyAuction Announces Event Starting On May 5th 2Oncobiologics opens commercial launch manufacturing facility in Cranbury, New Jersey 2Oncobiologics opens commercial launch manufacturing facility in Cranbury, New Jersey 3
... DEERFIELD, IL, June 04, 2007,/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Cardiome ... US, Inc. ("Astellas") today,announced results from their ... 2. The trial evaluated the efficacy and ... (iv)") for the treatment of patients who ...
... -- ZymoGenetics,Inc. today announced that interim findings were ... in B-cell chronic,lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) at the American ... study included intravenous,administration of higher doses than had ... atacicept was well-tolerated and biologically,active at all dose ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cardiome And Astellas Announce Positive Results From ACT 2 Trial 2Cardiome And Astellas Announce Positive Results From ACT 2 Trial 3Cardiome And Astellas Announce Positive Results From ACT 2 Trial 4Cardiome And Astellas Announce Positive Results From ACT 2 Trial 5Cardiome And Astellas Announce Positive Results From ACT 2 Trial 6ZymoGenetics Reports Results From Atacicept Phase 1b Clinical Trial,in B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 2ZymoGenetics Reports Results From Atacicept Phase 1b Clinical Trial,in B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 3
The Compass Commander series is engineered to provide the discriminating neurosurgeon with the same capabilities offered within the commander plus+, all in a smaller, lower-cost package....
Used for access and catheterization procedures. Double flexible tipped design permits alternative use of both ends of wire guide depending upon procedural needs. Supplied sterile in peel-open package...
Used for access and catheterization procedures. Double flexible tipped design permits alternative use of both ends of wire guide depending upon procedural needs. Supplied sterile in peel-open package...
... The MULTI-LINK VISION Coronary Stent System ... of cobalt chromium stents. Cobalt chromium is ... so a cobalt chromium stent can have ... stainless steel stent with struts that are ...
Medicine Products: