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Landmark study demonstrates Gamunex improves health-related quality of life in patients with CIDP

... that long-term treatment with Gamunex (Immune globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Caprylate/Chromatography ... for an effective course of intravenous immune globulin therapy to reduce neuromuscular disability and ... patients with CIDP, titled, "Intravenous immune globulin [10% caprylate-chromatography purified] for the ...

CIDP Treated With Plasma-Derived Therapy

... rare disease is treated with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG), a plasma-derived therapy that replaces ... PIDD is treated by infusing or injecting immune globulin therapy, which works to supplant a damaged or ... factors for people with hemophilia, immune globulin intravenous used to prevent infections in people ...

Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives

... -- RhoGAM(R) Brand, the original Rh immune globulin product, celebrates its 40th year in the ... due to the safe and effective use of Rh immune globulin products, saving hundreds of thousands of ... About RhoGAM (R) Brand Rh immune globulin products prevent the body from making antibodies ...

Hepatitis A Vaccine Best Bet to Treat Virus

... now recommends it instead of traditional immune globulin injection THURSDAY, Oct. 18 ... vaccine appears to work equally as well as immune globulin after exposure to the virus," said lead ... received the vaccine and 17 who received immune globulin later showed symptoms of hepatitis A. Victor's ...

Grifols Celebrates Initial Construction of New IVIG Facility with Los Angeles Officials and Dignitaries

... recently broke ground on a new 92,000 square foot, intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) production facility at its US headquarters in East Los Angeles. ... "We commend Grifols' increased commitment to the production of immune globulin therapy. Assuring continued access to this lifesaving medicine means ...

Kawasaki Disease Treated with Plasma-Derived Therapy

... Association (AHA). Kawasaki disease is treated with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG), a plasma-derived therapy that replaces vital missing antibodies in ... members include: blood clotting factors for people with hemophilia, immune globulin intravenous used to prevent infections in people with immune deficiencies ...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

... throughout the body may also predict those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. The protein, called sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), regulates the levels of testosterone and estrogen in the blood. Researchers suspect it also plays a role in the development of type 2 ...

Study Finds Soy Safe for Men

... Medicine, demonstrate no significant effect of soy protein or soy isoflavone intake on circulating levels of testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin or free testosterone in men . The comprehensive meta-analysis examined the existing scientific literature including all clinical studies ...

Rabies: How to Protect Yourself and Your Pets

... for someone who has contracted rabies is called post-exposure prophylaxis or PEP. PEP treatment consists of one dose of a substance called immune globulin and five doses of the rabies vaccine over 28 days, both of which help your body fight the virus. Treatment must be given as soon after exposure as ...

Neuropathy Patients, Doctors and Medical Professionals Rally in Sacramento to Demand Access to Lifesaving Medical Treatments

... H.R. 2002 and S. 701, the Medicare Patient IVIG Access Act of 2009, which restores access in all sites of care to intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) to patients who rely on this lifesaving therapy. We further ask our Members of Congress to remember, while debating ...

Immune Deficiency Foundation Honors Cerda Family and Volunteers From ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'

... Patient IVIG Access Act of 2009 (H.R. 2002 and S. 701 respectively) - meant to remedy inadequate Medicare reimbursements for intravenous immune globulin (IVIG), and allow home infusion of IVIG for Medicare beneficiaries with PIDD. IVIG is a life-saving and life-enhancing therapy for tens of thousands ...

ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Helps Family Coping with Primary Immunodeficiency Disease

... Patient IVIG Access Act of 2009 (H.R. 2002 and S. 701 respectively) - meant to remedy inadequate Medicare reimbursements for intravenous immune globulin (IVIG), and allow home infusion of IVIG for Medicare beneficiaries with PIDD. IVIG is a life-saving and life-enhancing therapy for tens of thousands ...

New Bill Offers Medicare Reimbursement Fix for Intravenous Immune Globulin

... Patient IVIG Access Act of 2009 - meant to remedy inadequate Medicare reimbursements that currently restrict patient access to Intravenous Immune globulin (IVIG), a life-saving and life-enhancing therapy for many primary immunodeficiency diseases; chronic lymphocytic leukemia; Kawasaki disease; ...

FFF Enterprises Unveils ‘The 8 Critical Steps to Guaranteed Channel Integrity' at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting in Orlando

... In addition, FFF provides customers and partners with meaningful communications such as IG Living, the only magazine targeted directly to immune globulin patients and their healthcare providers, its award-winning BioSupply trends e-newsletters, updates, community and flu alerts, and GPO-specific ...

PPTA Launches New Educational Website on Donating Plasma

... worldwide. Some of the critical therapies produced by PPTA members include: blood clotting factors for people with hemophilia, intravenous immune globulin used to prevent infections in people with immune deficiencies and other serious conditions, and alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor used to treat people ...

Grifols Biomat USA Opens New Plasma Donor Center in Lincoln

... made from human plasma each year. Plasma collected at Biomat USA plasma centers is used to produce these therapies such as: intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) to treat primary immunodeficiency; blood clotting factors to treat hemophilia and other bleeding disorders; and albumin, used for shock, ...

A Bone Marrow Disease With a Brighter Prognosis

... transplants fail, or for whom transplantation is not an option, often receive successful immunosuppressive therapy with agents like anti-thymocyte globulin and cyclosporine. Response rates typically range from 70 percent to 80 percent, according to the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation ...

Estrogen Levels in Blood Predict Breast Cancer's Return

... circulating estrogen were more likely to have a recurrence. There may be other factors at play also, Rock said. For instance, sex hormone-binding globulin basically makes estrogen available to get into tissue. "If estrogen is bound to that protein, it's not going to float right over to the cell," Rock ...

Genzyme Delivers Strong Fourth Quarter to Conclude Outstanding Year

... to $210-$220 million this year, compared with $175 million in 2007, driven by increasing global demand for Thymoglobulin(R) (Anti-thymocyte globulin [Rabbit]). Thymoglobulin's growth is being driven by its launch in new geographic markets and by publications and clinical studies. The ...

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Cases Result in Long Prison Terms for Five Health Care Company Owners

... an infusion clinic and paid HIV positive Medicare patients cash kickbacks to allegedly administer unnecessary medications such as Intravenous Immune globulin and Intravenous Rho D Immune Globulin. Gourie was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patricia A. Seitz. Gourie owned and operated Friends Medical ....

JCI table of contents: Nov. 8, 2007

... the reason it is a good marker of the metabolic syndrome. TITLE: Monosaccharide-induced lipogenesis regulates the human hepatic sex hormonebinding globulin gene AUTHOR CONTACT: Geoffrey L. Hammond Child & Family Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Phone: (604) 875-2435; Fax: ...

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Positive Vote from November 8, 2007 Special Stockholders Meeting

... and nicotine addiction. We are a vertically integrated company with sales of antibodies and other biologics, including Nabi-HB(R) [Hepatitis B Immune globulin (Human)], a pipeline of products in various stages of development and a state-of-the-art manufacturing capability. The company operates through ...

Baxter Reports Strong Third Quarter Sales and Earnings

... proprietary Enhanze(TM) Technology to the development of a subcutaneous route of administration for Baxter's GAMMAGARD LIQUID(TM) 10% [Immune globulin Intravenous (Human)] (IGIV) (known as KIOVIG(TM) in Europe). For patients using GAMMAGARD LIQUID 10% - currently administered intravenously - ...

Apria Healthcare Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Coram, Inc.

... and operated ambulatory infusion suites. The company has a large presence in the blood derivative market including Aralast (R), intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) and clotting factor for Hemophilia. In addition, CoramRx (R) provides specialty pharmaceuticals, drug delivery and clinical management ...

UGA vet school receives $1.18 million NIH grant for rabies vaccine investigations

... laboratories, and medical costs, such as those incurred for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis. Although the cost varies, a course of rabies immune globulin and five doses of vaccine given over a four-week period typically exceeds $1,000. The College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to improving ...

New Anthrax Vaccines Will Take time

... to consent before doctors could try the immune globulin on any patients, but using this kind of immune ... worked for other diseases, Lucey said. Immune globulin wouldn't replace antibiotic treatment. But ... in people's blood. The hope is that immune globulin would neutralize the toxin. ...

International Collaboration Takes Aim at Rabies

... following exposure. By using a rabies vaccine and human rabies immune globulin (hRIG) during treatment, patients are protected from the fatal disease. ... often not available in developing countries. To compensate, equine immune globulin derived from horse serum is used in many parts of the world, but it can ...

Hope For Stiff-Person Syndrome

... with stiff-person syndrome. Patients who had infusions of immune globulin - a collection of antibodies derived from donor blood for 3 months were ... and household tasks. The Findings indicate that intravenous immune globulin is safe, well tolerated, and effective for stiff-person syndrome and ...

Surgical Students Fail to Report Needle Stick Injuries

... that no accident occurs." Early treatment with antiretroviral medications and administration of the HBV vaccine containing hepatitis B immune globulin can prevent infection in those exposed to HIV and HBV respectively. Treatment with interferon can eradicate HCV in more than 90% of cases of acute ...

Toddler Infected With Rare Side Effect Of Smallpox Vaccination Recovering

... problems that can come with heavy doses of narcotics. Doctors worked with the disease control centers to get shipments of Vaccinia Immune globulin Intravenous. They also used an antiviral drug, Cidofovir. That drug, which has been associated with kidney problems in some cases, may have caused ...

Mouse Model Points to Strategy for Treating Rare Muscle Disease & Kidney Disorders

... researchers recently observed a temporary, but significant, improvement in muscle strength among HIBM patients who received intravenous immune globulin G an effect that researchers suspect was mediated through the provision of sialic acid present in the immune globulin. NHGRI researchers ...

Hot Flashes: Studies Explore the Various Possibilities Involved

... body mass index (BMI) was significantly correlated with higher testosterone and lower total estradiol, estrone, progesterone and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in midlife women. The researchers were surprised by the findings related to estrogen, because adipose tissue produces and stores ...

Partial-match cell transplants for kids with resistant leukemia

... irradiation routinely used to kill the recipient's own stem cells to make way for the transplantation. RICR also avoids the use of anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG), a drug commonly used to suppress the remaining immune system of recipients in order to reduce the chance they will reject the transplanted ...

Immune-Boosting Therapies Of No Use In Preventing Miscarriage

... white blood cells from either their partners or a third person. In another eight studies involving 303 women, the women received intravenous immune globulin antibodies, while the last one had 37 women who were treated with embryonic tissue called the trophoblast membrane. No difference was found in the ...

Low Awareness Of Kawasaki Disease In Capital: Parents Form Support Group

... If detected early, the disease can be cured. However the treatment is expensive and involves administration of purified antibodies or gamma globulin through intravenous route. Vineeta Gupta, a member of the support group said that they had to spend nearly Rs. 1,00,000 for their son’s treatment. ...

Hybrid antibodies to protect from small pox infection

... pox referral strains are only available in two places in the world one at CDC, Atlanta and the other at Russian Laboratory. Anti-vaccinia immune globulin (VIG) is the vaccine used worldwide against small pox virus which is prepared from producing antibodies against a weak attenuated smallpox strain in ...

Women Who Take Pill - Risk Losing Their Sex Drive

... after women stop taking it, reported the online edition of The Sunday Times. Women on the pill had four times the level of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), which stops testosterone from circulating in the body, as those who had never taken the pill, it said. The research published this month ...

Protective regimen for acute Graft-versus-host disease

... (200 cGy). The study concludes that a regimen of nonmyeloablative conditioning of total lymphoid irradiation plus antithymocyte globulin given before hematopoietic-cell transplantation for lymphoid malignant diseases or acute leukemia can markedly decrease the incidence of acute GVHD ...

Blood test can predict pre-eclampsia

... and compared their tests to 90 women who did not. The pre-eclampsia patients had unusually low levels of a protein called SHBG or sex hormone binding globulin in early pregnancy. The protein is associated with insulin resistance, a condition that can sometime lead to diabetes. Both ...
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