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BMP Sunstone Announces Official Launch of Ferriprox in PRC

... that can lead to organ damage and heart failure. thalassemia is particularly prevalent in humid ... of the 15.0 million people in China who develop thalassemia each year. While many physicians are already ... Gao continued, "Ferriprox is a cost-effective thalassemia treatment, which we believe will result in ...

Medifacts Systems, Inc. Grants Exclusive License for Genetic Test Patent to Mayo Clinic

... to Mayo Clinic. The patented test detects Alpha thalassemia mutations and their use as predictors of ... make the test available to patients worldwide. thalassemia is an inherited blood disease particularly ... subcutaneously. The severity of alpha thalassemia is correlated with the number of affected globin ...

Gene Behind Childhood Anemias Found

... Finding could usher in new treatments for sickle cell disease and thalassemia THURSDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have ... cell disease can cause severe pain and eventual organ damage. Treating thalassemia requires frequent blood transfusions and then chelation therapy, which ...

StemCyte, Inc. Reaches 1,000th Cord Blood Stem Cell Shipment for Transplant Milestone

... have become a viable option to treat a variety of illnesses including leukemia, lymphomas, Autoimmune diseases and Genetic Blood disorders such as thalassemia sickle-cell disease. "With over 20 years of human safety and efficacy data, umbilical cord blood stem cells are emerging as a prime source of ...

Schering-Plough Completes Enrollment of Boceprevir Registration Studies in Treatment-Naive and Treatment-Experienced HCV Patients

... or may become pregnant (see Boxed Warning and Pregnancy section), men whose female partners are pregnant, patients with hemoglobinopathies (e.g., thalassemia major, sickle-cell anemia), and patients with creatinine clearance less than 50 mL per min. Pregnancy REBETOL therapy should not be started ...

PEGASYS(R) Proven Effective as Hepatitis C Treatment for Latino Patients, According to Article in The New England Journal of Medicine

... to COPEGUS or any of its components, in women who are pregnant, men whose female partners are pregnant, and patients with hemoglobinopathies (eg, thalassemia major, sickle-cell anemia). COPEGUS THERAPY SHOULD NOT BE STARTED UNLESS A REPORT OF A NEGATIVE PREGNANCY TEST HAS BEEN OBTAINED IMMEDIATELY ...

Schering-Plough Announces FDA Approval of PEGINTRON(TM) and REBETOL(R) Combination Therapy for Treating Pediatric Hepatitis C

... or may become pregnant (see Boxed Warning and Pregnancy section), men whose female partners are pregnant, patients with hemoglobinopathies (e.g., thalassemia major, sickle-cell anemia), and patients with creatinine clearance less than 50 mL per min. Pregnancy REBETOL therapy should not be ...

Studies examine quality of care for hospitalized sickle cell disease patients

... number of patients who received the therapy over a long period of time. The medical records of 330 patients with sickle cell disease treated at the thalassemia Center of Laikon Hospital in Athens, Greece, over the course of 20 years were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups: a ...

Turning back the Clock in Inherited Anemias

... Reawakening a dormant gene could ease sickle-cell disease and thalassemia (Vocus) December 4, 2008 -- Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston ( www.childrenshospital.org ) and Dana-Farber Cancer ...

A Thanksgiving Message From New York Blood Center

... by diagnoses that require frequent blood transfusions for recovery and survival. Among these diseases are: Leukemia and other forms of cancer, thalassemia and aplastic anemias, sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other diseases for which there is no universal cure. Please take a moment from the ...

Gioia & New York Blood Center Call for City Aid in Expansion of Mobile Blood Donor Coach Program

... low donation rates, but whose blood is critically needed to help those suffering from a variety of health conditions, including sickle cell anemia, thalassemia and leukemia. Statistics show an increase not only in the number of blood drives with the use of the donor coaches but also in the units of blood ...

MetLife Foundation Partners with New York Blood Center to Introduce 'Donor Coach' to New York Boroughs

... low donation rates, but whose blood is critically needed to help those suffering from a variety of health conditions, including sickle cell anemia, thalassemia and leukemia. "MetLife has a long history of extraordinary support and commitment to increase donations from all communities, improve donor ...

Anti-HAV antibodies in beta-thalassemia

... and the long history of the patients (10 years). Further research, including testing the prevalence of anti-HAV antibodies in family members of thalassemia patients and in the frozen aliquots of donors plasma, would confirm these findings. ...

America's Blood Centers Thanks Donors During Celebration of National Blood Donor Month

... one who gives two to three times a year. "If it weren't for the generosity of millions of American blood donors, people with disorders such as thalassemia and Sickle Cell would not live a productive life," states Donald Doddridge, President of America's Blood Centers. "Many more are alive today because ...

PEGINTRON(TM) and REBETOL(R) Approved in European Union for Retreating Hepatitis C Patients Who Failed Previous Pegylated or Non-Pegylated Interferon Therapy

... or any other component of the product, women who are pregnant, men whose female partners are pregnant, patients with hemoglobinopathies (e.g., thalassemia major, sickle-cell anemia), and patients with creatinine clearance less than 50 mL/min. Avoid Pregnancy REBETOL therapy should not be started until ...

Thalassemic patient is now HIV positive due to faulty Diagnostic kit…

... Das (name changed), 22, was affected only by thalassemia intermedia till February 2006, however, now she ... April, she was tested positive for HIV. The thalassemia and AIDS Prevention Society, West Bengal, ... about her condition so soon. Blood transfusion to thalassemia patients accounts for only 12-15% of the total ...

Co-infection of Two genetic diseases makes them susceptible to malaria

... found that co-infection of two genetic diseases thalassemia and Sickle Cell anemia make the patients ... infection. It is known that patients with thalassemia and Patients with Sickle Cell anemia were ... the sickle trait, Williams said children with the thalassemia trait are less likely to die from a malaria ...

Designer Babies- To Create Or Not To Create!

... a genetic disorder of the blood cells and helping Zain, their elder son, a thalassemia sufferer. Thalassemia is a potentially fatal genetic disorder, ... in blood) synthesis. It is divided into two types, a-thalassemia and b- thalassemia depending on the defect involved. Varying degree of anemia, heart failure, ...

Legalization of Therapeutic Abortion in UAE on the Cards

... for thalassemia, a genetic disease characterized by the breakdown of oxygen-rich red blood cells, and other haemoglobinopathies. Other than thalassemia and sickle cell anemia, genetic disorders that may be also eligible for abortion include Trisomy 21 or Down's syndrome, caused by triplication of the ...

Legalization of Therapeutic Abortion in UAE on the Cards

... for thalassemia, a genetic disease characterized by the breakdown of oxygen-rich red blood cells, and other haemoglobinopathies. Other than thalassemia and sickle cell anemia, genetic disorders that may be also eligible for abortion include Trisomy 21 or Down's syndrome, caused by triplication of the ...

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking of Negligible Value: Experts

... child. "There is a hype about cord blood banking. There is no data to show that cord blood is superior to bone marrow. In many conditions like thalassemia major, bone marrow transplant is superior, as cord blood transplantation has a higher risk of graft rejection," Jain maintained. According to ...

NRI Fights for HIV Child Who was Refused Treatment

... Medical College and Hospital under a doctor and hopefully such cases could be referred there henceforth,' said Goswami. Saha said: 'Although thalassemia patients are capable of leading a normal life, they require blood transfusion at regular intervals. Maniur was diagnosed with HIV in December 2005. ...

Chandigarh to Screen Mothers, Children for Genetic Disorders

... cost of the test of Rs.1,000, an official spokesman said here. The administration has also decided to procure equipment to start screening of thalassemia and sickle cell anemia within the next six months in city hospitals. ...

New Network To Ease Blood donation In India

... Most of those seeking help belong to the category of cancer patients or bypass surgery patients. And children suffering from Sickle cell and thalassemia who need frequent blood transfusions. The site was started in March 2000 after he and Fermin ran into a poor welder who died because he could ...

Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia Using Gene Therapy.

... don’t produce beta S-globin but functions like the normal healthy Red Blood Cells. Further studies will be conducted even on the genetic disease thalassemia which will be very useful in conducting human trials and studying the results of their sickle cell therapy. The medical community appreciated the ...
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