Navigation Links
Idursulfase Is Effective Treatment for Hunter Syndrome

g of facial features and skeletal deformities, developmental delays and neurologic disease, and, ultimately, an early death. Muenzer estimates there are only about 500 people with Hunter syndrome in the United States.

“We’re pleased that ELAPRASE, the first approved treatment for Hunter syndrome, is now on the market and available to patients,” said David Pendergast, president of Shire Human Genetic Therapies. “Dr. Muenzer played a key role in the clinical trials of this drug, leading to successful FDA approval.”

Sixteen-year-old Cody Paxton, who was the first patient enrolled in the Phase II/III trial at UNC Hospitals, says the weekly, 3-hour infusions of Elaprase have helped him tremendously since he started receiving them in September 2004.

“My breathing is better, and I’m more energetic,” he said. Plus, Cody said, he has much more flexibility in his joints. Now he can place a hand behind his head, which he could not do before, he said.

Cody and his mother, Elena Paxton, moved to North Carolina from Mastic Beach, N.Y. so Cody could take part in the clinical trial. Cody’s older brother, Christopher Dutcher, who is now 22 years old, was the first patient enrolled in the earlier Phase I/II trial at UNC Hospitals.

“His liver shrank within 3 months after Christopher started receiving the infusions,” Elena Paxton said. “His air intake got better and he had more energy. Plus, Christopher has remained relatively healthy, instead of continuing to deteriorate,” she said.

The treatment has worked so well for him that Christopher, who still lives in New York, was able to earn a college degree and will begin graduate school in the fall at Hofstra University, his mother said.

Muenzer’s article reports that 96 Hunter syndrome patients between 5 and 31 years old were enrolled in the clinical trial. Some received placebo infusions, some received weekly infusions of Elaprase and some received Elapr
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered
2. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
3. ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer
4. Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis
5. Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
6. Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective
7. Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax
8. Stem Cell Transplants May Be Effective For MS Patients
9. Effective therapy for Huntingtons disease
10. Chemotherapy Effective for Bladder Cancer
11. Drug Effective for Vascular Dementia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Idursulfase Effective Treatment for Hunter Syndrome

(Date:1/22/2015)... Hawley, PA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Woodloch ... Pocono Mountains, has been selected by TripAdvisor as the number ... and the 6th best in the world for their annual ... online travel community . The website is home to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers trendy dresses ... it lead the wedding dress industry into the future. Today, ... the global market. , “The CEO of VogueQueen is uniquely ... continuing the goal of operational excellence and giving back to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of ... what it means to “Live Fearless.” , The ... share their stories about how they or someone they know ... by living in the moment. By telling these types of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Juvent Sports ( http://www.juventsports.com ) and David Leadbetter ... to bestow a Juvent Sports Achievement award upon an ... The award commemorated and congratulated McKitrick for her record ... her first amateur tournament in 1979 and most recently ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Autocarinsurancebest.com has released ... purchasing a commercial auto insurance policy . , Auto ... their vehicles. It is no longer necessary to call an ... are now available online on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 2Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 3Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2
... News) -- Rheumatoid arthritis patients who believe in their ... -- are more likely to reach those objectives, researchers ... who achieve their physical activity goals have lower levels ... Researchers in the Netherlands conducted an initial assessment ...
... faculty researchers and clinicians with expertise in polypharmacy, ... geriatric researcher at a free conference examining Alzheimer,s ... Medicine and Nursing join with the Greater Kentucky ... to present "The Journey: Alzheimer,s Disease and Caregiving" ...
... 2011) Bone marrow transplantation with genetically modified cells ... study led by Dr. Vivek Rangnekar, associate director of ... University of Kentucky. Bone marrow, a spongy tissue ... including leukocytes, erythrocytes and platelets. In the cover story ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- High ... fatal abnormal heart rhythms and should no longer be ... said Wednesday. Doses of Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) greater ... the electrical activity of the heart, which can lead ...
... Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teens who use social networking ... drugs and alcohol than teens with little exposure to such media, ... youths from around the nation aged 12 to 17 and about ... of teens said they used social networking sites. Social network ...
... Ont., Aug 24, 2011 More than eight out of ... and elsewhere have at least one chronic health condition and ... who are "vulnerably housed"meaning they live in unsafe, unstable or ... the survey found. The underlying cause for these health ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UofL experts featured at free Alzheimer's disease conference Sept. 17 2Health News:Teen Drinking, Smoking Higher Among Facebook Users: Survey 2Health News:Teen Drinking, Smoking Higher Among Facebook Users: Survey 3Health News:Study: 85 percent of homeless people have chronic health conditions 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... ORLANDO, Fla. and DUBLIN , ... of the agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. for the ... will be compounded for shipment in the United ... 503B FDA approved Outsourcing Facility capable of compounding naltrexone tablets ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 23, 2015  Pete Rose, baseball,s all-time ... joint and arthritis pain reliever Myoflex, Ducere Pharma has announced. ... and we are excited to have him on board with ... . "He is a legendary player who is known across ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015  Now available for sale, The Armor1 Ankle ... prevents ankle sprains by cushioning the ankle from an ... around the outside of any shoe type and allows ... still offering protection against sprains. With customers in physical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 2Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 3Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 4Pete Rose bets on Myoflex to relieve aches and pains 2The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2
... part of the brain first,affected by Alzheimers disease ... a risk gene for the disorder, a brain,imaging ... Mental,Health (NIMH), one of the National Institutes of ... structure in the lower middle,part of the brains ...
... 25, 2007 - Reata,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced ... company's Synthetic Triterpenoid programs in,the May 2007 ... The article, "Triterpenoids and rexinoids as multifunctional,agents ... by researchers,and Reata scientific collaborators from the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cortex Area Thinner in Youth with Alzheimers-Related Gene 2Cortex Area Thinner in Youth with Alzheimers-Related Gene 3Cortex Area Thinner in Youth with Alzheimers-Related Gene 4Reata's Synthetic Triterpenoids Profiled in Nature Reviews Cancer 2Reata's Synthetic Triterpenoids Profiled in Nature Reviews Cancer 3Reata's Synthetic Triterpenoids Profiled in Nature Reviews Cancer 4
Detection of Lupus Anticoagulants. Freeze-dried hexagonal phase phos-phatidylethanolamine; normal plasma with heparin inhibitor; PTT-LS reagent of cephalin and particulate siliceous activator;all fre...
Colorimetric Assay of Protein C Activity by STA© Analyzers. Highly purified extract of Agkistrodon c. contortrix venom for specific activation of protein C, with an activator selected specially ...
Immuno-turbidimetric assay for Free Protein Sby STA© Analyzers. Suspension of microparticles coated with monoclonal antibodies to Free Protein S....
Substrate Plasma for Factor V Assay by STA© Analyzers. Freeze-dried human plasma, artificially depleted of factor V....
Medicine Products: