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Amgen Highlights Data to Be Presented at ASCO

... risk of mortality in cancer patients experiencing febrile neutropenia (neutropenia with fever) based on ... of mortality in patients with cancer experiencing febrile neutropenia Lead Author: Barron R ... the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with non-myeloid ...

Most babies with uncomplicated febrile seizures can avoid spinal tap

... in well-appearing children who have had a simple febrile seizure. Findings are published in the January issue of Pediatrics . Simple febrile seizures a generalized seizure lasting no more ... children 12 to 18 months old with a first simple febrile seizure and to "strongly" consider lumbar ...

U.S. Health Officials Back Off Preference for New MMRV Vaccine

... show that the MMRV shot increases the risk for febrile seizure in children aged 12 to 23 months. ... separate injections. But the absolute risk of febrile seizures is still low, experts stressed. "The ... so that they may see one [incidence of febrile seizure related to the vaccination] a year." ...

UC-Irvine scientists present groundbreaking research at Society for Neuroscience conference

... Can Help Identify Cognitive Deficits Following febrile Seizures UC Irvine epilepsy researchers have used ... cells marking the cognitive deficits following febrile seizures. This discovery shows for the first time ... might be at risk for brain dysfunction after long febrile ....

Study Showed ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection) Improved Survival in Certain Types of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

... neutropenia (5 vs 40); thrombocytopenia (2 vs 1); ALT elevation (3 vs 1); febrile neutropenia (2 vs 13); infection without neutropenia (6 vs 4); ... 3/4 neutropenia (1 vs 0); infection/febrile neutropenia - other (1 vs 0); febrile neutropenia (1 vs 0); fatigue (17 vs 13); thrombosis/embolism (6 vs 4); ...

ASCO Study Confirms Importance of Histology in Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer With ALIMTA (pemetrexed for injection)

... neutropenia (5 vs 40); thrombocytopenia (2 vs 1); ALT elevation (3 vs 1); febrile neutropenia (2 vs 13); infection without neutropenia (6 vs 4); ... 3/4 neutropenia (1 vs 0); infection/febrile neutropenia -- other (1 vs 0); febrile neutropenia (1 vs 0); fatigue (17 vs 13); thrombosis/embolism (6 vs 4); ...

NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

... with cancer. The H1N1 reference is located in the section of the NCCN Guidelines that lists recommendations for treating lung infiltrates in febrile neutropenic patients. The updated NCCN Guidelines note that certain tests and antiviral treatments that are effective in more common strains of ...

Therapy should extend beyond childhood

... through urine in this disease. In addition, intensive emergency treatment of the metabolism must be carried out to prevent a metabolic crisis during febrile infections. For their study, an international interdisciplinary research group of neuroradiologists and pediatricians headed by Dr. Stefan Klker ...

Cell Therapeutics Completes Pixantrone NDA Submission and Requests Priority Review

... event observed on the pixantrone arm was neutropenia in 41.2% of patients versus 19.4% on the comparator arm. However, the incidence of grade 3/4 febrile neutropenia was only 7.4% versus 3.0% in the comparator arm. Grade 3/4 infections had a similar incidence in both study arms (18% vs. 13%). Although ...

Prescription Copay Assistance for Patients taking Gleevec or Tasigna for Philadelphia chromosome-positive Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (Ph+ CML)

... were thrombocytopenia (37%), neutropenia (37%), anemia (23%), and elevated lipase (17%). Other serious adverse reactions included pneumonia, febrile neutropenia, leukopenia, intracranial hemorrhage, and pyrexia (Grade 3/4: 2%). Dose adjustments or modifications Tasigna may need to be ...

Barr's BLA for Adenovirus Type 4 and 7 Live Oral Vaccines Accepted for Filing by FDA

... the oral Type 4 and Type 7 ADV vaccines, the efficacy of the oral Type 4 ADV vaccine in reducing the attack rate of wild type 4 adenovirus-associated febrile ARD and the ability of Type 7 ADV vaccine to produce neutralizing antibodies. Barr/DOD Project Summary In 2001, Barr entered into a ...

Celator(R) Pharmaceuticals Presents Phase 1 Results With CPX-351 in Patients With Advanced Leukemia at the American Society of Hematology Meeting

... was considered favorable. The most frequent and severe adverse events were those related to potential or documented infections including fever, febrile neutropenia, bacteremia, pneumonia and sepsis, common occurrences in the treatment of patients with AML. Although, mortality related to treatment is ...

Novel treatments show improvements in survival and response rates for leukemia and lymphoma

... for more than one year. Given the refractory nature of these patients' lymphoma, the toxicity profile was quite favorable. There were four cases of febrile neutropenia with eight patients requiring a dose-modification due to neutropenia, hypertension, liver function test abnormalities, fever, and ...

Novel Treatments Demonstrate Improvements in Overall Survival and Response Rates in Difficult-To-Treat Forms of Leukemia and Lymphoma

... for more than one year. Given the refractory nature of these patients' lymphoma, the toxicity profile was quite favorable. There were four cases of febrile neutropenia with eight patients requiring a dose-modification due to neutropenia, hypertension, liver function test abnormalities, fever, and ...

Ortho Biotech Announces NDA Submission for Trabectedin for the Treatment of Relapsed Ovarian Cancer

... combination compared to DOXIL alone, respectively, were: Hematological reactions including neutropenia (77% versus 38%, with febrile neutropenia occurring in 8% of the cases and sepsis in 1% of the cases), leucopenia (48% versus 26%), anemia (48% versus 25%) and thrombocytopenia ...

Systematic Review of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) Can Reduce Cost of Cancer Care

... dramatically reduces costs to treat cancer and improve health outcomes. For example, in our area an acute case requiring hospitalization for febrile neutropenia costs approximately $28,000 per event; hospitalization for anemia costs $23,000 per event; and hospitalization for severe nausea/vomiting ...

Onmark Launches Integrated Quality(TM) Program to Help Physicians Succeed With National Quality Initiatives

... patient identifiers. Collected data will be aggregated to the national level. The first IQ Program will cover the management of febrile neutropenia and is based on national guidelines and quality metrics regarding the prophylactic use of white blood cell growth factors in patients ...

Pharmion and MethylGene Present Favorable Clinical Data From Combination MGCD0103/Vidaza(R) Study in Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia at The 49th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting

... (35.0%), constipation (33.6%), neutropenia (32.3%) and ecchymosis (30.5%). Other adverse reactions included dizziness (18.6%), chest pain (16.4%), febrile neutropenia (16.4%), myalgia (15.9%), injection site reaction (13.6%), aggravated fatigue (12.7%) and malaise (10.9%). The most common adverse ...

Video and Photo: Tasigna(R) Receives US Approval Providing New Hope to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients With Resistance or Intolerance to Existing Therapies

... (>10%) were rash, pruritus and constipation. The common serious drug-related adverse reactions were thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, pneumonia, febrile neutropenia, leukopenia, intracranial hemorrhage, elevated lipase and pyrexia. Tasigna may need to be withheld and/or dose reduced for QT ...

Taxol-type drugs give slight boost to survival rates in early breast cancer

... those treated with taxanes, including neurotoxicity (in this case, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness in hands and feet due to damage to nerves) and febrile neutropenia an infection that results from low white blood cell counts, which can be fatal. However it was encouraging to see no additional ...

Researchers Identified Genes Linked With Fever-related Seizures

... // “Identifying the genes responsible for febrile seizures could improve the understanding, ... Of the 51 people in the family, 13 had childhood febrile seizures. The febrile seizures stopped by the age of seven for all 13 ...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

... in treatment developed the fever and low white blood cell levels called febrile neutropenia, compared to only 22 percent of the patients who took the drug ... better methods to identify patients who are at higher risk of developing febrile neutropenia, and future studies will be aimed at doing just that." ...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

... the CDC. It is called Q fever. 'Query fever' usually shortened to 'Q fever', was named by Dr John Derrick, who described an outbreak of a febrile illness that occurred among abattoir workers in 1935. Q fever has an incubation period of one to four weeks in other words, it can take up to four ...

US Baby Dies of Salmonella from Pet Turtle

... turtles, whose sale was banned in 1975 because they can infect children. The infant girl was taken to a Florida hospital, where she was in febrile and in septic shock, on February 20. She was given antibiotics but died on March 1, the CDC said in its "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report." ...

Genetic Variations Leads to Fever After Smallpox Vaccination

... follow vaccination. There might be a real benefit if we could use this kind of screening to identify children who may be more susceptible to febrile seizures after MMR, Stanley says. If we can find ways to identify people at risk and medicate them to reduce the possibility of fever, we might be ...

Diagnostic Tests for Malaria Underused in Zambia

... there is a need to limit inappropriate use of these expensive new combinations. The increasing body of evidence that a substantial proportion of febrile patients do not have malaria, especially in low to moderate transmission zones, emphasizes the need to educate health center staff on the rational ...

Single Drug Dose Cures Malaria in Mice

... lasting synthetic drugs modeled on an ancient Chinese// herbal folk remedy. The team also has developed several other compounds, which defeated the febrile disease in rodents after three oral doses. These peroxide compounds, containing a crucial oxygen-oxygen unit, promise not only to be more ...

The GreeneChip- First Tool to Provide Differential Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

... sample from a patient with a viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF)-like syndrome. Within six to eight days of infection, Marburg virus causes an acute febrile illness that frequently progresses to liver failure, delirium, shock, and hemorrhage. From October 2004 through July 2005, a Marburg outbreak in ...

Dengue Cases on the Rise in Rajasthan

... adults, but seldom causes death. The clinical features vary according to the age of the patient. Infants and young children may have a non-specific febrile illness with rash. The illness commonly begins with a sudden rise in temperature accompanied by facial flush. ...

Combined Anti-Fever Drug Therapy Proves Unsafe for Childhood Fever

... is at odds with strongly held parental beliefs in many cases, and given the desire among parents and clinicians to do something when faced with febrile children, it seems churlish to conclude that combined treatment should be withheld from all children, say the authors. But parents should be ...

Meningitis is rocking the capital again

... of meningococcal meningitis include vomiting, headache and neck stiffness and meningococcal septicaemia may occur with a rapid onset of acute febrile illness with an increased heart rate and rapid progression to multiple organ failure. Meningococcal septicaemia is less common than meningococcal ...

Epilepsy Medicine May Result In Sexual Dysfunction

... repeated seizures or fits in the patient. This can happen to anybody without age difference. The seizures that occur in young children are called febrile ....

Panic disorder may coexist with epilepsy

... sensations and emotions, behaving inappropriately, or muscle spasms and loss of consciousness. The seizures that occur in young children are called febrile ....

Dengue Epidemic in West Bengal: Over 1000 New Cases and 15 dead

... were also afflicting the people, especially in Kolkata. Dengue was also reported in N.Delhi last week in India. Dengue fever is a benign acute febrile syndrome occurring in tropical regions, which is the most important mosquito (Aedes aegypti), transmitted viral disease. The virus causes Dengue ...

Dengue fever in Delhi after the Monsoon

... by the dengue fever that can sometime be deadly and this is due to the breeding mosquitoes after the monsoon. Dengue fever is a benign acute febrile syndrome occurring in tropical regions, // which is the most important mosquito (Aedes aegypti), transmitted viral disease. The virus causes Dengue ...
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