Appendicitis: Evolving Tools to Diagnose a Classic Disease
A new tool to detect appendicitis is the in vivo tracer neutrospec
(fanolesomab; Mallinckrodt). This mouse antibody binds human CD15, a surfa...infusing the patients own white blood cells.
The only side effects of neutrospec
in preclinical trials were mild flushing and shortness of breath (please se...
Description:... appendix rather than just the anatomy - resulting in a reliable diagnosis. neutrospec
attaches to the white blood cells (and myeloid precursors) at the site of t... appendix, "lighting up" the infection at its source. In the pivotal trial, neutrospec
was found to be 96 percent accurate in ruling out appendicitis within 90 mi...
Company:Tyco Healthcare Group LP