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Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...isease include steroids givenalone or togetherwith cyclosporine
or cytotoxic drugs. Despite the effectiveness of thesemedications, Briggssays, some patients cannot tolerate steroids for long periods, suffer serioustoxicities of cytotoxicdrugs or even relapse when effective medications are withdrawn. The re...
Transplant Pioneer Thomas E. Starzl Most Cited Researcher In Clinical Medicine Over Past 17 Years
...that the drugcocktail prednisone, azathioprine and cyclosporine
could control organ rejectionpractically transformed the field overnight, making it more feasible totransplant livers, kidneys and hearts. In 1989, he and his team announced theirdevelopment of an even more effective drug therapy to prevent rejectio...
New Strategy May Succeed At Extending The Life Of Transplanted Kidneys
...ajority of patients by cutting inhalf the dose of cyclosporine
(Neoral), a widely used drug to prevent rejection, and adding a new anti-rejection drugmycophenolate mofetil (CellCept). The findings will be presented at the AmericanSociety of Transplantation meeting in Chicago on May 16. Although both drugs preven...
Milestone study in development of xenotransplantation
...life for transplant recipients. Theintroduction of cyclosporine
in the early 1980s dramatically increased thesuccess rate of transplantation and helped make solid organ transplants theroutine procedures they are today. Novartis is a world leader in Life Sciences with core businesses in Healthcare,Agribusiness an...
Aerosol form of cyclosporine hits key cellular target in lung transplant patients, researchers report at international meetin
...erosol spray that delivers the anti-rejection drug cyclosporine
directly to transplanted lungs appears to target a... from an ongoing clinical study indicating aerosol cyclosporine
can hinder the pumping mechanism a cell uses to spit out anything deemed undesirable, including drug...
Newer form of 'gold standard' drug helps kidney transplant patients do better in long term
...there any long-term advantage to using one form of cyclosporine
or the other? The new data suggest there was inde...ars after their transplant. Since the new form of cyclosporine
has already been shown to reduce acute rejection, the researchers were most interested in the issue ...
Hope for kidney transplant patients of improved graft survival
...ther the use of CellCept could effectively replace cyclosporine
and result in an improved function of the damaged ...w that 58% of patients on CellCept therapy without cyclosporine
had a reversal or stabilisation of their kidney function compared to 32% of patients who continued o...
Type 1 diabetes safely arrested with short-term use of new drug
...rotracted therapy with the immunosuppressive drugs cyclosporine
and azathioprine were shown to preserve remaining ...as a mouse antibody would. It is less toxic than cyclosporine
and other earlier immunosuppressive drugs because it is administered for only two weeks. Briefer imm...
Strategies allow for drug-free transplants, report researchers at international congress
...India, patients are off the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporine
three months after undergoing living donor kidney ...row, liver and thymus were successfully weaned off cyclosporine
one year after the transplant. The 32 are part of a group of 43 patients who underwent the multi-ste...
Data shows life of kidney transplant lengthened by CellCept
...he continued use of calcineurin inhibitors such as cyclosporine
is one of the factors associated with increased ki...idney loss. In this trial, we have seen that when cyclosporine
is substituted with CellCept, we were able to reverse some of the cyclosporine-associated toxic effe...
Transplants in HIV patients should proceed, but drug interactions a concern
... 25 percent of the dose of the anti-rejection drug cyclosporine
compared to patients on non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. There has been no evidence of significant HIV progression or any adverse effect of the virus on organ function, the researchers reported....
Studies offer new treatment option to prevent kidney rejection
...what's known as a "marginal kidney," problems with cyclosporine
may be particularly dangerous, the study found. A ...out harming the kidney. "The kidneys treated with cyclosporine
fared much worse that those treated with rapamycin," Inman said, adding that those organs suffered m...
Immunosuppressant everolimus significantly reduces life-threatening heart transplant complications
...t patients, [all receiving the standard regimen of cyclosporine
and steroids in addition to treatment medication], Eisen and his colleagues documented that the regimen with everolimus, given at doses of either 3.0 or 1.5 milligrams per day (mg/d), significantly lowered the incidence of acute rejection episodes, a...
Organ transplant recipients face serious kidney-failure risk, study finds
...greater among liver transplant recipients who took cyclosporine
than among those who took tacrolimus. Sirolimus was introduced toward the end of the study period; only 1 percent of patients in the study took it, so comparisons with other drugs did not produce statistically significant findings. Both the research...
Mycophenolate mofetil superior to azathioprine: Slows vascular disease progression after transplant
...treated with either CellCept or AZA in addition to cyclosporine
and corticosteroids. Since the original study, which found statistically significant improvement in one-year survival rates in CellCept-treated patients compared with AZA-treated patients, ISHLT and UNOS registry studies have shown that CellCept-trea...
CellCept's cardioprotective profile reinforced
...r azathioprine (1.5-3.0 mg/kg/day), in addition to cyclosporine
and corticosteroids. IVUS results, including an increase in MIT (measures the thickening of the wall of the coronary artery) of at least 0.3mm from baseline to one-year, are widely considered to be a marker for poor long-term outcome after heart t...
New drug is safer and more effective in preventing heart tranplant rejection
is widely used to prevent rejection in organ trans...ur understanding of everolimus. When combined with cyclosporine
and steroids, everolimus prevents transplant rejection and lowers risk of infection and other compli...
CellCept associated with reduced incidence of cancer, compared to AZA, following heart transplant
...ng standard immunosuppressive regimens (defined as cyclosporine
or tacrolimus and azathioprine or CellCept), who u...he administration of CellCept (in combination with cyclosporine
and corticosteroids) include diarrhea, leukopenia, sepsis and vomiting, and there is evidence of a h...
Tacrolimus + mycophenolate mofetil & steroids: Safe, effective in preventing acute cardiac rejection
...crolimus + mycophenolate mofetil and steroids, vs. cyclosporine
microemulsion (CYA) + MMF and steroids, vs. tacrol... results reported that most patients: discontinued cyclosporine
for refractory rejection, discontinued tacrolimus and/or sirolimus for renal dysfunction, and discon...
Clinical trial shows drug may offer a new option to prevent rejection of transplanted kidneys
...ing kidney transplant, LEA29Y was as effective as cyclosporine
in preventing acute kidney rejection. However, LEA...ts. "Currently available anti-rejection drugs like cyclosporine
are not as selective as this new agent in blocking the immune system," Vincenti said. "These older d...