Navigation Links
Useful drug for stem cell transplant problem

A new drug rescues patients suffering potentially fatal liver complications from cancer therapy. Generally high doses of chemotherapy are given before a stem cell transplant// such as a bone marrow transplant is used for cancer treatment. But chemotherapy causes five to 50 per cent of such patients to experience a potentially fatal complication called veno-occlusive disease (VOD), which damages circulation in the liver.

In this trial, headed by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the US, a group of 80 patients with severe VOD received a new drug. Defibrotide is extracted from pig intestinal tissue. Around a third of the patients experienced complete reversal of VOD and 35 per cent of them survived for at least 100 days after their transplant.

This is important for only 10 per cent of this desperately ill group would be able to survive this long with usual care. The standard treatment for VOD is clot-busting drugs, which have been linked with severe bleeding and are ineffective once the patient has multiple organ failure.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Useful Cancer drug stops tumour blood supply
2. Useful device makes spinal surgery safer
3. The Drug Tetrathiomolybdate Found To Be Useful For Various Diseases
4. Calcium Supplements May Not Be Useful After A Certain Threshold Is Achieved
5. Viagra May Be Useful For Serious Lung Disease
6. Radiologists Find New CT Scans Useful
7. Antiviral Drugs May Be Useful For Easing Shingles Pain
8. Anti-Parasitic Drugs Useful in Reducing Damages of Congenital Toxoplasmosis
9. Internet Searches Fail To Give Useful Information To Cancer Patients
10. New Research May Be Useful for Developing Drugs for HIV and Cancer
11. Codeine As Useful As A Placebo
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/30/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 30, 2017 , ... A ... suggests that following joint replacement surgery – the best place for a patient to ... when they are in familiar surroundings and have ample opportunity to rest and recover ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) , ... March 30, 2017 ... ... Wharton School is expanding its educational offerings of corporate finance programs to address ... a new program, will help executives increase their knowledge of sophisticated corporate finance ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... , ... March 30, 2017 , ... An inventor and manicurist from Greet, S.C., wants ... profession I try to help customers maintain clean and healthy feet, so I know the ... of their feet at home, I designed the FOOT-TRAN SYSTEM." , The FOOT-TRAN SYSTEM enables ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... ... 30, 2017 , ... AudioEducator, a leader in training conferences ... Through Discharge Planning ” with noted expert Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD., ... to prevent readmissions in light of the most recent programs at the Centers ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... During the last week ... free screening colonoscopies to eligible individuals in the local community. , Colon cancer ... regular screenings can detect colon cancer while it is small, confined and easier to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2017)... Revenue Prospects by Product Type (Metered Dose Inhalers, Dry Powder ... Respiratory Inhalers - our new study reveals trends, R&D progress, and ... you are involved in this sector you must read this brand ... streams to 2027, assessing data, trends, opportunities and business prospects there. ... Discover how to ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 2017 Wound care devices and products are ... wound. The industry mainly consists of establishments engaged in ... of wounds caused by mechanical, chemical, thermal, and radiogenic ... as diabetes, skin related diseases, immunological diseases, and other ... was the largest region in the wound care devices ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 2017  BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC), a ... collagenase based-therapies with a first in class collagenase-based ... ®  in the U.S. and Xiapex ®  in Europe, ... overview at the upcoming 16 th Annual ... at 8:00 a.m. ET in New ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: