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How to confirm the causes of iron deficiency anemia in young women

Iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) is commonly seen in women aged A research team led by Bruno Annibale from Italy prospectively evaluate the usefulness of a pre-endoscopic serological screening for H. pylori infection and celiac disease with the use of two tests (human recombinant tissue transgl...

Drugs to combat anemia in cancer patients increase risk of death

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA The use of drugs to encourage red blood cell formation (erythropoiesis-stimulating agents) in cancer patients with anemia increases the risk of death and serious adverse events such as blood clots, found a new study in CMAJ . While the relative increased risk of deat...

Product Shifts are Occurring in the Renal Anemia and Bone and Mineral Metabolism Markets According to the Most Recent TreatmentTrends(R): US Nephrology Report from BioTrends Research Group

EXTON, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. released TreatmentTrends(R): US Nephrology, a syndicated report based on online survey results from over 200 US Nephrologists. In the ESA market, changes that have occurred seem to have taken place at the product level, while...

New form of intravenous iron treats anemia in chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis

Ferumoxytol, a novel intravenous form of iron that permits rapid administration of large doses, has been shown to be effective for treating iron deficiency in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on dialysis, according to a clinical trial appearing in the February 2009 issue of the Clinical Jour...

The prevalence of gluten-sensitive enteropathy in iron-deficient anemia patients

Gluten sensitive enteropathy (GSE) is an autoimmune enteropathy due to food gluten intolerance in genetically predisposed people. While GSE was thought to be a rare disease in the past and was believed to be essentially a disease of Europeans, recent screening studies showed that GSE is one of the...

Genetic breakdown in Fanconi anemia may have link to HPV-associated cancer

CINCINNATI A genetic malfunction that causes DNA instability in people with the blood disorder Fanconi anemia may put them at high risk for squamous cell carcinomas linked to human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study posted online ahead of print by Oncogene . Researchers led by Cincinn...

Malaria prevention reduces anemia and improves educational potential in Kenyan schoolchildren

Providing preventive treatment for malaria, given once per term, dramatically reduces rates of malaria infection and anaemia among schoolchildren, and significantly improves their cognitive ability, according to new research published today in the Lancet . Malaria is a major cause of morbidity...

Mission Pharmacal Launches Ferralet(R) 90 for Treatment of the Leading Cause of Anemia in the U.S.

Designed to improve on existing oral iron therapies SAN ANTONIO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal announced the launch of Ferralet(R) 90, a new prescription oral iron supplement for treatment of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) that is responsive to oral iron therapy. IDA is a de...

Twin findings raise hopes of improved anemia treatments

A new understanding of how red blood cell production is controlled could lead to improvements in the treatment of the blood disorder anaemia, according to West Australian medical researchers. The findings are reported in two papers published in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hema...

FDA Panel Supports Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients

But adds strong caveats on their use for some undergoing chemo THURSDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted Thursday to recommend continued use of blood-boosting drugs for cancer patients on chemotherapy, with the caveat that certain c...

FDA Panel Weighs Safety of Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients

Growing body of evidence suggests the medications speed tumor growth, shorten lives THURSDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- When a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel meets Thursday to weigh whether blood-boosting drugs are safe to use in cancer patients suffering from anem...

Drugs used for cancer-associated anemia linked with increased risk of blood clots, death

Treating anemia with a class of drugs known as erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (blood clots in the deep veins of the legs or in the lungs) and death among patients with cancer, according to an article in the February 27 issue ...

FDA Reports New Risks Posed by Anemia Drugs

ESAs can spur faster cancer growth and earlier death, agency says THURSDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies offer further evidence of the health risks posed by the anemia drugs known as erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), U.S. officials announced Thursday. The stud...

Evidence links anemia drugs with leukemic transformation in patients with primary myelofibrosis

ATLANTA -- Mayo Clinic researchers today reported the discovery of a link between erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) and leukemic transformation (conversion to leukemia) of the blood disorder myelofibrosis. The results of the retrospective study, which sought to quantify the risk factors for...

FDA Approves MIRCERA(R): First Renal Anemia Treatment with Monthly Maintenance Dosing

NUTLEY, N.J., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roche announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved MIRCERA (methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta) for the treatment of anemia associated with chronic renal failure (CRF) in adults, including patients on dialy...

New anemia measure predicts risk of death in dialysis patients

Washington, DC (Tuesday, November 13, 2007) A new indicator of variations in hemoglobin level over time is a strong predictor of the risk of death among patients receiving dialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), reports a study in the December Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. ...

FDA Issues New Warnings for Anemia Drugs

ESAs can increase cancer growth, cause stroke and heart attacks, revised label warns THURSDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved new "black box" warnings on labels of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, which are drugs used to treat ce...

Simpler Anemia Treatment May Help Kidney Patients

Newer drug is given just once per month, experts say FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new approach for treating anemia in patients with severe kidney disease could help improve patients' quality of life, according to a U.S. study. Compared with conventional therapy, giving patients an an...

Cancer Doctors Across America 'Stunned' at Government's Ruling Restricting Anemia Management Protocols for Cancer Patients, Call Ruling 'Interference' in Practice of Medicine

Limited Coverage Under Medicare Creates Two-Tiered System of Cancer Care in America; Cancer Patients on Medicare Face Avoidable Blood Transfusions HOUSTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Oncology, the nation's leading oncology network representing over 1,100 oncologists across the cou...

Controversial Anemia Drug Doesn't Cut Need for Transfusions

But it may reduce mortality rates among trauma patients, study finds WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A drug widely used to treat anemia does not reduce the need for blood transfusions among critically ill patients, but it may reduce mortality in trauma patients. The drug, ep...

Researchers identify the gene responsible for a rare form of congenital anemia

This press release is available in French . Montreal, May 8, 2009 The latest electronic edition of the journal Nature Genetics reports the discovery of a new gene responsible for congenital sideroblastic anemia, a rare disease, mainly characterized by the presence of ringed sideroblasts in...

Modeling Simulation Predicts Potential Negative Impact on U.S. Blood Supply if ESA Use Limited for Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia

ATLANTA, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis presented today at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 49th Annual Meeting and Exposition predicts that limiting the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) for chemotherapy-induced anemia (CIA) would place considerable pressure on t...

New Kind of Stem Cells Reverse Sickle Cell Anemia

Mouse study proves these stem cells could treat diseases, though dangers remain THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) --Scientists have succeeded in using cells virtually identical to embryonic stem cells to "correct" sickle cell anemia in mice. The breakthrough was made possible by ano...

Late Clamping of Umbilical Cord may Reduce Anemia in Children

In the past, the newborns umbilical cord was not clamped right after birth, thus allowing the blood flow to stop naturally. This practice , known as late clamping, was replaced by early clamping, that is, cutting the cord immediately after the infant is expelled. However, this new practice lacks st...

Popular Anemia Drug Dodges The Dagger

In a study that health professionals feel was long due, drug-manufacturing company Amgen concluded that its anaemia drug Aranesp does not increase the chances of death in// lung cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. This has resulted in sales of the drug shooting up. Aranesp, along...

Drugs to Tackle Anemia may Be Playing Dracula

The FDA has issued the ‘black box’ warning- the highest level of warning, to the genetically engineered drugs, erythtropoietins//, that are meant to counteract anemia. These drugs, such as Epo, are given to patients suffering from anemia caused by chemotherapy and kidney failure. They are h...

Vitamin E-Coated Dialysis Filters Help Fight Anemia in Hemodialysis Patients

For patients on hemodialysis, the use of dialysis filters coated with vitamin E may provide a simple new approach to the common problem of anemia, reports a paper presented at the American Society // of Nephrology's 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego. Dr. Dinna Cruz and...

Exercise Caution during Treatment of Anemia in Kidney Patients

Two studies have underlined the extreme need for caution in patients suffering kidney disease and also undergoing treatment to reverse anemia //by increasing the count of red blood cells, beyond FDA regulated levels. One of the studies in question had to be abandoned after researchers repor...

Exercise alleviates Anemia in Breast cancer patients

A recent study reveals that moderate intensity regular exercise can be beneficial for breast cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment.// This study was published in the November 15, 2006 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study determined that...

Doppler ultrasounds found to be accurate in detecting anemia in fetus

A Doppler ultrasound is capable of detecting anemia in the fetus, by measuring the velocity of blood flow in the middle cerebral artery. This test is considered// absolutely safe, also because it is non-invasive, and researchers believe that these tests can be used instead of amniocentesis. ...

Treating Sickle Cell Anemia using Healthy Stem Cells

Professor Yuet Wai Kan and his team from University of California, San Francisco using gene therapy has replaced the genes responsible for causing sickle cell anemia // in bioengineered mice with healthy stem cells from embryos leading to replacement of defective genes, after therapy it was found t...

Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia Using Gene Therapy.

A research was conducted by Selda Samakoglu and colleagues at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. This research opened new doors in the treatment of the genetic disease, Sickle cell anemia // . The treatment combines both gene therapy and RNA interference therapy. So far the treatment has w...

Intravenous Iron treats anemia of pregnancy faster

For women with pregnancy-related anemia linked to iron deficiency, intravenous administration of iron increases hemoglobin faster and more effectively // than iron pills, says a Turkish study. Since oral iron replacement is generally effective, safe, and cheap, it is the first choice for treatme...

Doctors advice early anemia tests

An estimated 12 to 30% of young children are affected by iron deficiency anemia throughout the world. This is one of the common problems in childhood leading on to problems in simple developmental skills such as standing and walking. Eight-month-old infants with low levels of hemoglobin are signifi...

Fight anemia by fortifying crops with iron!!!!!!!!

In a path breaking idea researchers at the just concluded Indian science congress in New Delhi have called for a collaborative effort with agricultural scientists to combat anemia with iron fortification of crops. Almost 50% of women and 75% children under 3 years of age are anemic in India. While ...

Amgen introduces Autoinjector For Treating Anemia

Patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia and anemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) will now have access to Amgen's Aranesp, //which is a prefilled autoinjector. The product will be available initially in the United States. "With the availability of the Aranesp prefilled SureClic...

EPO Effective For Cancer Patients Suffering From Anemia

According to the third phase of clinical trail conducted by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital it was found that a weekly dose of erythropoietin //(EPO) is a very effective treatment for children suffering from cancer who develop anemia during chemotherapy. EPO is a natural ho...

Acute Toxicity Of Nano-Scale Zinc Powder: Severe Renal Damage And Anemia

Zinc finds wide use in brass, bronze, die casting metal, alloys, rubber, and paints, etc. In recent years, nanoscale metal powders, because of their unique properties, are being widely used //in the traditional industries, such as dyes, paints, medical diagnosis, sunscreens and cosmetics. Nano Zn p...

New treatment for babies with sickle cell anemia

Oral liquid hydroxyurea had shown good results when administered to babies with sickle cell// anemia. Sickle cell anemia is one of the sickle cell disease. A sickle cell disease is often inherited. Sickle cell anemia is the condition where there is anemia and sickle cell hemoglobin is produced...

Gene to identify risk of stroke in sickle cell anemia

A study in Nature Genetics says that a predictive model may be used to predict the risk of stroke in sickle cell anemia.// Sickle cell anemia is one of the sickle cell disease. A sickle cell disease is often inherited. Sickle cell anemia is the condition where there is anemia and sickle cell h...
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