Navigation Links
Biotech drug causing anemia-EPREX

EPREX, a version of the human recombinant "erythropoietin", a genetically engineered drug, has recently been found to cause a potentially life-threatening anaemia among patients who have been administered with this drug. This drug introduced in the late 1980s and is used to treat patients with kidney disease. //The disease, called Pure Red Cell Aphasia or PRCA usually occurs in vanishingly small number of people and patients affected with this disease need regular blood transfusions. PRCA, though linked to disease of the thymus gland, some viruses and other auto-immune diseases, has never been linked to kidney diseases or drugs used to treat it, till recently.

A special session on the problem was chaired by Dr. Richard Glassock, a kidney specialist at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, who stated that there have been more than 150 cases of PRCA, which indicates a hundredfold increase over the usual rate. It has also been found that almost all patients who were attacked by this disease were those who were injected the drug under the skin rather than into a vein. However the reason as to why this is happening is not very clear. The German medical professor Eberhard Ritz, who co-chaired the session, said that the answer to this mystery lies in the way Eprex is formulated and not in the drug itself.

French physician Jerome Rossert, one of the first to report this mystery says, its link to method of injection is puzzling, since the number of PRCA cases in France is 33 while Germany reported only 3 cases, in spite of both nations have almost the same no. of kidney patients who inject the drug under the skin. He was however convinced about the safety of human recombinant erythropoietin, though he recommended caution in the use of biotech drugs. The disease, says Dr. Glassock,though debilitating, is curable through a kidney transplant.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Biotechnology industry expected to grow into a three billion dollar industry by 2002
2. Biotechnology on the lead
3. Panacea Biotech To Market Anthrax Vaccine
4. Commercialization of Biotech Discoveries, An Encouragement For Researchers
5. Leading Biotech Companies Are Interested In Acquisition Of Smaller Companies
6. Biologicals Transfer Proposal between US and Indian Biotechnology
7. Vical Biotech and NIH jointly develops HIV vaccine
8. Biotechnology Initiatives Planned In Hyderabad
9. Biotech Osiris to go public
10. Western Region Tops in Indian Biotech Growth
11. Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative and Hawaii Biotech Partner Against Dengue Fever
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... Studies show evidence that carotenoids and antioxidants derived either from the diet or ... But how often do ophthalmologists and optometrists in Sweden recommend the use of nutritional ... early symptoms of AMD? A study published recently in Dove Medical Press ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... Newburgh, New York, has recently begun offering three new minimally invasive procedures to ... cutting-edge procedures and reducing downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is excited to bring microneedling, microneedling ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Everybody has their own ... others prefer to read it, and some people don't like it at all. FindaTopDoc ... what they found: , Erotic literature can give readers a taste of their deepest, ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Aesthetic Channel has recently highlighted Dr. Ben Talei’s unique ... a proprietary technique that he calls the AuraLyft Facelift. The AuraLyft does ... patients can expect to look refreshed, rejuvenated, and revitalized. , Dr. Talei’s unique ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 ... ... Triple Negative Breast Cancer Conference from Sept. 18 to 20. , The two-day ... cancer (TNBC) subtype with the goal of improving patients’ lives and eliminating racial ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/9/2017)... June 9, 2017 AirXpanders, Inc. (ASX: AXP) ... the design, manufacture, sale and distribution of the AeroForm® ... progress of its commercial roll-out in the ... more than one hundred (100) medical institutions and health ... offers a needle-free alternative for women who choose reconstructive ...
(Date:6/8/2017)...  Less than a month ago, amateur hackers executed ... including hospital networks, in over 150 countries. ... largest online extortion attempts ever recorded. With the increasing ... imperative that providers understand where the risks lie, and ... and many other very real cyber threats.  ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... , June 8, 2017  StatLab ... leading developer and manufacturer of diagnostic supplies ... today that Cressey & Company LP ("Cressey ... has completed a growth-focused investment in the ... majority ownership position from selling shareholder, Prairie ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: