Navigation Links
Research Identifies Need for Improved Understanding of Sickle Cell Disease in Adulthood
Date:12/8/2007

- Additional Data Show the Standard Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease is Widely Under-Prescribed in Some Populations -

ATLANTA, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research to be presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in Atlanta, GA, will provide important insight into the treatment and management of sickle cell disease and thalassemia, both disorders of the red blood cells. Specifically, data will be presented on advancements in iron chelation therapy, treatments necessary for patients who require multiple blood transfusions because of the risk of excess iron. Researchers will also unveil new findings about brain damage in sickle cell patients, a complication of the disorder that can occur as patients age. Additionally, retrospective and prospective trials among Florida Medicaid populations and patients in Nigeria, an area with the highest global burden of sickle cell disease, will show the need for physician education to address the underutilization of hydroxyurea, which is an efficacious treatment associated with a significant reduction in sickle cell complications, hospitalizations, and transfusion requirements by about 50 percent and in mortality by 40 percent. A press conference revealing this new research will take place Saturday, December 8, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

"Sickle cell disease, once considered a fatal pediatric condition, is now a chronic adult illness. As physicians, we need to better understand how to treat sickle cell patients from childhood through their adult life," said press conference moderator Marilyn Telen, MD, Division Chief of Hematology, Duke University, Durham, NC. "Further, by understanding how to effectively mitigate the consequences of multiple transfusions, particularly iron overload, we can better serve a broad range of patients who suffer from red blood cell disorders."

-- Hydroxyurea, a highly efficacious treatment for sickle cell patients, is underutili
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Society of Hematology
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related medicine technology :

1. The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) and Proteolix Initiate Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigating Carfilzomib for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
2. Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) Partners with Novartis to Advance Phase II Study of Deacetylase Inhibitor
3. Lexicon to Present Research Results at American Chemical Society Meeting Regarding Target of LX1031 Drug Candidate
4. Researchers at Cleveland Clinic Identify Site of Dysfunction in HDL, Carrier of Good Cholesterol
5. Video: New Research Discovers Independent Brain Networks Control Human Walking
6. Quark Pharmaceuticals Extends Research Agreement with State University of New York for Proprietary siRNA Compounds for Acute Hearing Loss
7. Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify Mechanism Behind Platelet Function and Potentially Fatal Blood Clot Formation
8. HistoRx and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Initiate Brain Tumor Biomarker Research Partnership
9. Diabetes Research Institute Invention Promotes Growth of Stem Cells into Insulin-Producing Cells
10. Researchers Identify Virus Possibly Responsible for Declining Honeybee Population Using 454 Sequencing Technology from Roche
11. Peregrine Researchers Report Data Showing Bavituximabs Potential to Shrink Human Prostate Tumors in Model of Relapsed Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. ... company that specializes in patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional ... ingredients (API) today updates the timeline for the ... The Company is scheduled to ... China Food & Drug Administration,s (CFDA) review in ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... -- Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class action ... Court for the District of Nevada ... Inc. ("Galectin" or the "Company") (NasdaqCM: GALT) securities between ... For more information, click here: http://zlk.9nl.com/galectin-therapeutics-galt . ... the Company violated federal securities laws by issuing false ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , August 28, 2014 ... "DNA diagnostics Market (products, applications, techniques, end users ... Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020," indicates that ... billion by 2020 registering a CAGR of 9.8% ... accurate diagnosis and cost effectiveness over alternative diagnostic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TPI Submits Dataset for GMP Inspection at Qionglai Facility (QLF) 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Action Against Galectin Therapeutics Inc. and Its Board of Directors and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of September 29, 2014 -- GALT 2DNA Diagnostics Market is Expected to Reach $19 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 2DNA Diagnostics Market is Expected to Reach $19 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 3
... 5, 2011 SyncMedical LLC today announced ... – Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency) has approved their ... in Brazil. SyncMedical,s Ethos Spine product line was developed ... treatment solutions to surgeons in the ever-growing, ever-changing field ...
... Jan. 5, 2011 Heska Corporation (Nasdaq: HSKA ... Conference hosted by Sidoti & Company, LLC on Monday, January ... 42nd Street (Park Avenue at Grand Central) in New York ... Eastern Time. (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000622/HESKALOGO ) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SyncMedical Receives ANVISA Regulatory Approval to Offer Spine and Internal Medicine Products in Brazil 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 According to these recent findings, ... Herpes and HPV cases in the last few years. Medical ... nature of these infections and the symptoms that make it ... STD. While some people aren't aware of the exact symptoms ... , The steady increase in the number of cases over ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... According to Macmillan Cancer Support research presented ... in Birmingham, England last June, “More than one in ... This only goes to show how tremendously devastating breast ... fight its grueling series of treatments. In line with ... breast cancer is featured in the compelling work “ ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC is ... was included in the Personal Injury Litigation section of ... Lawyers® is the longest-standing and most highly-respected peer-reviewed legal ... inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a significant honor ... who have earned the respect of their peers. To ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... York, (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ALS, more ... condition that damages the motor neurons in the brain and ... of the nerve cells controlling movement are harmed, which causes ... Eventually this leads to death. , ALS is a disease ... and as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Canadian Healthy Vending , ... completed its annual survey of its 200 operators from ... the products that appeal to Canadian consumer seeking refreshment ... list their top five selling healthy snacks and top ... increasingly important issue for consumers, employers, and families. Everyone ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:It was reported that the Number on PositiveSingles.dating increased about 20% in 2014 2Health News:Lisa Grimaldi Shares Her Fashionable Journey through Breast Cancer 2Health News:Russell J. Berkowitz, Esq. of The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC Selected by Best Lawyers® for Personal Injury Litigation 2Health News:Charity Event to Raise Awareness and Donations for the ALS Foundation 2Health News:Survey Results: What Products Do Canadians Want in Their Healthy Vending Machines? 2Health News:Survey Results: What Products Do Canadians Want in Their Healthy Vending Machines? 3
... 29 February is National,Children,s Dental Health Month ... the state will receive free dental services ranging,from ... treatment. It,s,part of the American Dental Association,s sixth ... their services to disadvantaged children who,don,t have access ...
... Key Management Posts as Senior Vice Presidents, ... AGP ) today announced the hiring of ... management positions: Linda,Whitley-Taylor has been named Executive Vice ... as Senior Vice President, Senior,Litigation Counsel; and William ...
... has partnered with the American Roentgen Ray Society to ... radiology search engine. , BioMed Central, the open access ... journals, adding over 4,200 images to the GoldMiner collection. ... 225 journals. , GoldMiner speeds your search for radiology ...
... Jan. 29 Abbey Spanier Rodd &,Abrams, LLP announces ... the,United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts ... who purchased or acquired securities,of American Dental Partners, Inc. ... 10, 2005 and December 13, 2007 inclusive (the "Class,Period")., ...
... CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 29 In ... blindside an unwary,pharmaceutical company and nullify product ... high-impact analyses on competitors,products and operations, a ... emerging market opportunities as well as warn,them ...
... Helps You Be Ready with that Confident ... ... DENTABURST(TM) Freshening Teeth Cleaners, an effective way to,clean teeth and freshen breath ... surfaces of,teeth, leaving them feeling smooth and clean., A great smile ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Michigan Dentists Giving Free Dental Care to Low-Income Children During Annual 'Give Kids a Smile' Program Starting February 1 2Health News:Michigan Dentists Giving Free Dental Care to Low-Income Children During Annual 'Give Kids a Smile' Program Starting February 1 3Health News:AMERIGROUP Names Linda Whitley-Taylor as Executive Vice President, Associate Services 2Health News:AMERIGROUP Names Linda Whitley-Taylor as Executive Vice President, Associate Services 3Health News:Abbey Spanier Rodd & Abrams, LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Purchasers of American Dental Partners, Inc. Securities 2Health News:Abbey Spanier Rodd & Abrams, LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Purchasers of American Dental Partners, Inc. Securities 3Health News:Building and Sustaining Impactful Competitive Intelligence Organizations for Pharma 2Health News:Kimberly-Clark Launches DentaBurst(TM) Freshening Teeth Cleaners 2
... designed to prevent lower body exposure to scattered ... any table where X-ray fluoroscopy is used. These ... applications where C-arm fluoroscopy units are used. Three ... each equipped with a 17 cm wide mounting ...
Pregnancy Apron...
All Day Comfort for the Lower Body...
Designed for special procedures, this Wrap-Around apron has .50mm Pb in the front and .25mm Pb in the back. The velcro fasteners are adjustable to provide the most comfortable fit....
Medicine Products: