Navigation Links
Study shows steroid therapies following transplant can be eliminated
Date:10/21/2008

CINCINNATIA new study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that using modern immunosuppressive drugs eliminates the need for steroid therapy as early as seven days following a transplant surgery while still maintaining kidney function.

Steve Woodle, MD, chief of UC's transplant surgery division, principal investigator and designer of the study, says the elimination of a daily dose of steroids following transplantation minimizes chronic health conditions common to kidney transplant recipients.

The datafrom what is believed to be the longest-running, double-blinded study of its kind in the transplant fieldis published in the October issue of the Annals of Surgery.

"Steroids have long been the primary source of morbidity and complications following successful kidney transplantation," Woodle says. "This study demonstrates that elimination of even small, daily prednisone (pred-ne-zone) doses does not compromise results while minimizing weight gain, diabetes and bone complications."

Corticosteroids were the first anti-rejection drug used in transplant patients, dating back to the first transplant surgeries over 50 years ago.

Traditionally patients who have undergone organ transplantation have required life-long steroid treatments given in combination with other drugs that help suppress the body's immune system and allow the transplanted organ to function properly.

However, the steroid treatmentgiven as the oral drug, prednisonecan cause serious side effects including cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and blood pressure, weight gain, diabetes, bone weakness and cataracts.

To test the effectiveness of early elimination of steroids, researchers studied 397 patients from 25 U.S. kidney transplant centers for a five-year period following transplant. They administered low doses of prednisone to one group of transplant patients while the other group of patients received a plac
'/>"/>

Contact: Katie Pence
katie.pence@uc.edu
513-558-4561
University of Cincinnati
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
5. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
6. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
7. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
8. High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
9. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
10. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
11. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... As if mood swings, cramps and ... significant number of women: leg pain. Northeast Houston Vein Center is offering tips on ... of venous reflux disease, is underdiagnosed and often overlooked. Many women experience the tiredness, ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , ... July 01, 2015 , ... ... said lead author Lisa Stolzenberg, a Professor in FIU’s School of International and ... 12 to 17 years who participated in the National Survey on Drug Use ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... Louisville, KY (PRWEB) , ... July 01, 2015 ... ... Health Care Transformation Task Force, contributing to newly released white paper: “Pro-actively Identifying ... The paper was published July 1st and is available at: http://www.hcttf.org/resouces-tools . ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... TEXAS (PRWEB) , ... July 01, 2015 , ... ... and solution provider of IBM software products, announced today that it has received ... for the integration, display and detailed analysis of data from multiple sources providing ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... ... is helping families get ready for Independence Day celebrations with new takes on ... and versatile options are perfect for any summertime get together. , “Celebrating with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Northeast Houston Vein Center Offers Tips for Women with Leg Pain 2Health News:Northeast Houston Vein Center Offers Tips for Women with Leg Pain 3Health News:Researchers find that medical marijuana laws increase recreational marijuana use among juveniles 2Health News:A Population Based Approach to Pay for Value: RowdMap, Inc. Contributes to Health Care Transformation Task Force White Paper 2Health News:A Population Based Approach to Pay for Value: RowdMap, Inc. Contributes to Health Care Transformation Task Force White Paper 3Health News:Element Blue Receives Trademark Protection from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Its Award Winning SensorInsight® Software 2Health News:Element Blue Receives Trademark Protection from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Its Award Winning SensorInsight® Software 3Health News:Element Blue Receives Trademark Protection from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Its Award Winning SensorInsight® Software 4Health News:Boar’s Head Helps Craft a Delicious Independence Day 2Health News:Boar’s Head Helps Craft a Delicious Independence Day 3
... Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX ), a biopharmaceutical company ... licensing of certain intellectual property (IP) from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) ... lead product candidate for the treatment of obesity. , ... IP foundation of Contrave, providing us with additional product ...
... LIVERPOOL, England, June 11 Nutricia, ... the launch of Neocate Nutra,the first and only ... Nutra has been specifically developed for weaning infants ... and multiple food protein,intolerance (MFPI). Unlike many weaning ...
... The Mobile Massage Team ( www.mobilemassageteam.com ... services for corporate wellness programs, promotional events, and ... be a sponsor and exhibitor at the first ... on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 11:00am-2:00pm at the ...
... June 11 Responding to an appeal for help, two ... stepped up to help blood cancer patients in their time ... Lymphoma Society,s Patient Financial Aid program. , , The ... more than ever, patients need financial assistance and LLS,s program ...
... VANCOUVER, Canada, June 11 Xenon today announced a ... affiliate, to discover and develop novel small molecule candidates ... , "We are very excited to be collaborating with ... cardiovascular diseases," said Simon Pimstone, President and CEO of ...
... Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), one ... companies ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused ... to families nationwide and internationally, said today it has ... European Union, specifically Belgium and Italy. , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces In-Licensing of Key Patents to Further Strengthen its Intellectual Property Estate for Contrave(R) 2Health News:Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces In-Licensing of Key Patents to Further Strengthen its Intellectual Property Estate for Contrave(R) 3Health News:First and Only Weaning Product Based on 100% Non-Allergenic Amino-Acids Specifically Designed for Children With Cows' Milk Protein Allergy and Multiple Food Protein Intolerance 2Health News:First and Only Weaning Product Based on 100% Non-Allergenic Amino-Acids Specifically Designed for Children With Cows' Milk Protein Allergy and Multiple Food Protein Intolerance 3Health News:Industry Partners Step Up To Help Blood Cancer Patients 2Health News:Xenon Enters Cardiovascular Disease Collaboration With Merck & Co., Inc. 2Health News:Cord Blood America Continuing European Expansion 2
(Date:7/1/2015)... WAYNE, Pa. , July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on ... announced that Bob Radie , president and ... upcoming conferences this summer. He will provide an ... (ketorolac tromethamine) Nasal Spray, approved product ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... 2015 New exchange plan enrollees spent less ... to the same time a year ago, according to ... ESRX ) Exchange Pulse™ report, released today. ... number of new exchange plan enrollees who used at ... first quarter of 2015. However, when evaluating exchange plan ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... July 1, 2015 The Haselmeier ... Board. Mr. Gert Weber has been nominated ... as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ... st , 2015. Mr. Weber brings more than 20 ... and has filled various executive management positions, the last ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Egalet to Present at Upcoming Conferences This Summer 2Egalet to Present at Upcoming Conferences This Summer 3Express Scripts Provides First Look at 2015 Public Exchange Pharmacy Trends 2Express Scripts Provides First Look at 2015 Public Exchange Pharmacy Trends 3Express Scripts Provides First Look at 2015 Public Exchange Pharmacy Trends 4Express Scripts Provides First Look at 2015 Public Exchange Pharmacy Trends 5Haselmeier Group Announces the Extension and Reorganization of its Executive Board 2
... HOUSTON, Nov. 11 The Houston trial law firm ... the makers of pain pumps and related medications based on claims ... are causing irreversible shoulder damage among patients. , Currently, the attorneys ... people who received pain pumps to manage pain following shoulder surgery. ...
... 11 The Endovascular Forum (EVF), an IC Sciences company, ... and Technologies (GEST), and the launch of a dynamic online ... with the GEST mission and aim of bringing practitioners the ... of new materials and devices, their results, relevance for patient ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Arnold & Itkin Announces Lawsuits Over Defective Pain Pumps 2Arnold & Itkin Announces Lawsuits Over Defective Pain Pumps 3Endovascular Forum and GEST Set Out on a Shared Venture to Bring the Highest Level of Embolization-based Scientific and Technical Education, Results, and Relevance for Patient Care 2Endovascular Forum and GEST Set Out on a Shared Venture to Bring the Highest Level of Embolization-based Scientific and Technical Education, Results, and Relevance for Patient Care 3
Fixed smooth rod which slides on skin. Designated most popular model or size....
... blade. 17 mm wide blade. ... inches. Note: Has Marcks attachment ... to any thickness up to ... thicker grafts or split graft. ...
6 mm x 23 mm blunt, double-edged blade. Flat handle....
Double-ended. Blades set at 45 and 90 degrees. Hexagonal handle....
Medicine Products: