HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Liver transplant patients gain same benefits from CellCept as kidney transplant patients

25th May 2005, Basel, Switzerland New data reported in over 90 abstracts presented at the American Transplant Congress in Seattle show that liver transplant patients taking the immunosuppressant CellCept are gaining the same positive benefits already demonstrated in kidney transplant patients. This is good news for patients as the demand for liver transplants is increasing, with many of the cases directly resulting from chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Benefits seen with CellCept include:

  • Reduced risk of acute rejection, especially in patients infected with HCV
    • graft rejection is of particularly high risk in HCV patients and is associated with increased morbidity and decreased patient and graft survival (Abstract 928)

  • Safe and effective steroid-free regimens for HCV patients
    • steroids are known to have a negative impact on the progression of HCV, which can result in liver fibrosis (Abstract 475)

  • Optimal kidney function
    • CellCept taken with a low dose of tacrolimus showed a trend towards improved kidney function (Abstract 1240). CellCept is proven to promote excellent kidney function early after kidney transplantation in renal patients taking tacrolimus(1)

  • Less liver fibrosis
    • recipients taking CellCept-based regimens showed a significant reduction in the inflammation and structural changes that can lead to liver failure (Abstract 1446)

  • No increased risk of malignancy
    • the addition of CellCept to maintenance immunosuppression that includes tacrolimus and corticosteroids did not increase the risk of death due to malignant complications (Abstract 930). This confirms previous data as seen in kidney transplant recipients(2)

"It's really exciting to see liver transplant recipients benefiting from CellCept in the same way as kidney transplant patients.
'"/>

Contact: Vicky Singlehurst
vicky.singlehurst@ketchum.com
+44-207-611-3523
Ketchum
25-May-2005


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Liverpool amongst first in UK to install unique DNA sequencing technology
2. University of Liverpool launches 10 million small animal teaching hospital
3. Liverpool scientists work to improve water quality in Ghana
4. Liver regeneration may be simpler than previously thought
5. 2.5M boost for marine biology in Liverpool
6. Liver signal critical for insulins brain action
7. International scientists to present MRSA research in Liverpool
8. UC Davis, Lawrence Livermore researchers
9. Liver cancer linked to cellular repair pathway
10. Liver metabolism goes to pot
11. Liverpool vet creates pain relief diet for arthritic dogs

Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/16/2014)... Florida State University researchers have identified a new syndrome ... density and muscle mass with obesity. , "It used ... the better your bones would be because the bones ... Stiebeling Professor of Nutrition at Florida State. "But, that,s ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... Doucet of the Centre INRSInstitut Armand-Frappier has just received a ... the amount of nearly US$600,000. The 5-year grant is to ... RNases and to explore their biomedical potential in the field ... , "Receiving a grant at this level is an ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... The "brush border" a densely packed array of ... the cells that line our intestines., Vanderbilt University researchers ... structure, which is critical for absorbing nutrients and defending ... journal Cell , reveal a role for adhesion ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Researchers: Obesity can amplify bone and muscle loss 2High-level NIH grant goes to professor Nicolas Doucet of INRS 2Vanderbilt researchers discover how intestinal cells build nutrient-absorbing surface 2Vanderbilt researchers discover how intestinal cells build nutrient-absorbing surface 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 The Microcompetition with Foreign DNA ... disease. One of these latent viruses is the Epstein ... rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic ... by the theory, a study found that RA patients ... (1). , What is Microcompetition? , Dr. Hanan ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... of high throughput research solutions, today announced that ... companies, has received delivery of Freeslate’s CM ... form screening. , Lupin, headquartered in Mumbai, ... quality, affordable generic and branded formulations and Active ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Date: Friday, ... p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 Almshouse Road, ... Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to ... quality of life for those affected worldwide, will host ... Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. , Each ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014  3D Communications, a leading provider ... major scientific, regulatory, business, and media events in ... , today announced its former associate Virginia Cox , ... office. Virginia Cox re-joins ... Commissioner for the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 2Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 3Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2
Cached News: