Tag: "hydroxyurea" at biology news
Research shows compound reduces length of painful sickle cell crises
...chers who carried out a clinical trial that tested hydroxyurea
in sickle cell patients. Based on that study, whic...r of crises, the Food and Drug Administration made hydroxyurea
the first therapy approved as a specific treatment for sickle cell disease. "Results of this new s...
Scientists use gene therapy to correct sickle cell disease in mice
...nd pain-killing drugs. In addition, a drug called hydroxyurea
is used in adults to reduce the frequency of painful crises and acute chest syndrome. The drugs use in children is still being studied. Other collaborating scientists on this study were from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, INSERM in France...
New treatment for difficult-to-treat inflammatory disease
...known. The disease mostly affects men. Steroids, hydroxyurea
and alpha interferon have all been used to treat the disease, but often unsuccessfully. Even when those treatments do work, they often cause unwanted side effects. In a letter appearing in this week's The Lancet, Gerald Gleich, M.D., and colleague...
Hydroxyurea therapy improves survival in most severely affected sickle cell patients
Sickle cell anemia patients who took the drug hydroxyurea
over a 9-year period experienced a 40 percent redu...rvival was related to the benefits associated with hydroxyurea
treatment an increase in fetal hemoglobin and reduced episodes of severe pain "crises" and chest sy...