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Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...o known as FK506) can halt or reverse unmanageable rejection
of transplanted kidneys in three out of four cases...d treatment for patients who experience refractory rejection
following a kidney transplant," said the paper's lead author transplant surgeon E. Steve Woodle, M....
Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...kins evaluation of a drug commonly used to prevent rejection
ofkidneytransplants has found that it also may help patients with severe symptoms ofkidney disease. After taking the immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) for afewmonths, some patients showed dramatic improvement even when the dosa...
International Study Raises Hopes For Heart Transplant Patients
... of a Multicenter International Study of the organ rejection
drug, Neoral, may offer significant benefits to he...we need to develop new treatments to prevent organ rejection
in heart transplant patients," indicates Dr. Eisen....
Researchers Identify Candidate Immunosuppressant With Fewer Side Effects
...gs used today, cyclosporin A andFK506, prevent the rejection
of foreign organs or bone marrow by disrupting thesignaling pathway that activates T cells. But both drugs can cause kidney andnervous system damage, making them unsuitable for wider clinical application.The newly identified peptide prevents a single...
Anti-Depressants: Miracle Drugs Or Placebos With A Buzz?
...oncluded that the meta-analyses "would have led to rejection
of a usefultreatment in four out of 12 cases." (In his response to thecommentaries Dr. Kirsch addresses Dr. Klein's complaints under the heading"Klein's Laundry List.") Another critic of the article is psychologist Robyn M. Dawes, Ph.D., ofC...
Cyclosporin Appears Effective In Treating Heart Disease
...s thatcyclosporin, a drug commonly used to prevent rejection
of transplanted organs,prevents HCM in rats and mice. The study was led by Jeffery D. Molkentin,Ph.D., a researcher in the division of molecular cardiovascular biology and aPew Scholar at Cincinnati Children's. HCM is an inherited form of heart dise...
Liver Rejection Can Be Managed Long-Term In Children Switched To Tacrolimus
Children suffering from organ rejection
or complications of their anti-rejectiondrugs can be successfully converted to tacrolimus with long-term benefits,according to a study of 85 liver transplant patients who were switched fromcyclosporine to tacrolimus between 1989 and 1994. Children w...
Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy
...de aselectively permeable capsule, thus preventing rejection
by diabetics' immunesystems. An interdisciplinary collaboration, involving Duke's department ofchemistry as well as its medical center and School of Engineering, has alreadyreduced the excessive blood sugar levels of experimental diabetic rat...
Maternal Tissue Typing Could Improve Selection Of Kidney Transplant Donors
...state of induced immune tolerance prevents rejection
of the mismatched kidney. "Finding ways to induce immune tolerance to foreign tissue is the Holy Grail of transplantation researchers," notes Steve Rose, Ph.D., chief of NIAIDs genetics and transplantation ...
USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients
...udy shows that a new kind of therapy helps prevent rejection
of heart transplants. In an article appearin... will be used for both prevention and treatment of rejection
in patients who receive organ transplants," said Barr, associate professor of surgery, who led a...
A Note of Caution: Be Careful When Mixing Grapefruit Juice With Rxs
...bating cancer) Cyclosporine (for supressing organ rejection
following transplant) Losartan (for controlling high blood pressure) Digoxin (for treating congestive heart failure) Fexofenadine (for alleviating allergy symptoms) This inhibition occurs because an unknown substance in grapefruit juiceactivates one...
Researchers At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Develop Method To Detect A Deadly Complication Of Pediatric Transplantation
...immune system of a transplant recipient to prevent rejection
of a new organ.One possible consequence of this immune suppression, however, is the patient'ssusceptibility to other invading organisms, in this case the Epstein-Barr virus.Dr. Jordan said common symptoms of PTLD include enlarged lymph nodes, swollen...
Bone Marrow With Organ Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...ting WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21 -- Organ rejection
occurs less often and is lesssevere in patients wh...col, which has not yet been initiated. Controlling rejection
is the key to successful organ transplantation. For themost part, surgeons rely on drugs that suppr...
Bone Marrow With Heart And Lung Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...meeting SAN FRANCISCO, April 24 -- Organ rejection
occurs less often and is less severein heart and l... because hearts and lungs are usuallymore prone to rejection
than other organs. Their cell composition containsfewer donor immune system cells that serve as nat...
UI Study Suggests Promising Treatment For Diabetic
...owerful anti-rejections drugs areused. To prevent rejection
without the need for anti-rejection drugs, investi...thecells' use of oxygen and their ability to avoid rejection
without the use of aprotective barrier. Hunter also wants to find a better way to implant the cells....
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
... approach that appears to significantly reduce the rejection
riskof transplanted organs is currently being stud...lobulin (IVIG), appears to behelpful in preventing rejection
in difficult cases when other medications havefailed, according to Stanley C. Jordan, M.D., director...
Transplant Pioneer Thomas E. Starzl Most Cited Researcher In Clinical Medicine Over Past 17 Years
... of an even more effective drug therapy to prevent rejection
oftransplanted organs. This drug, FK506 or tacrolimus, won U. S. Food and DrugAdministration approval in 1994. In addition to the research and clinicaladvancements he has made with cross-species, cellular and multiple-organtransplantation, Dr. Star...
New Strategy May Succeed At Extending The Life Of Transplanted Kidneys
... on May 16. Although both drugs prevent the body's rejection
of the new kidney bysuppressing the patient's immune system, they work in different ways, andtherefore may have a different effect on transplanted kidneys over time. "Many kidney transplant patients, especially those whose kidneys came fromcadaver do...
Kidney Transplant Recipients Require Less Long-Term Care If They Receive Well-Matched Donor Organs
...rs, called HLA markers,had little effect on kidney rejection
of transplanted kidneys. In the new study of 27,050 kidney transplants, the investigatorsdemonstrated a significant increase in the need for care within three years oftransplantation as the number of mismatched surface markers increased. ...
Organ Transplants Helped By Donor Bone Marrow, University Of Pittsburgh Researchers Report At National Transplant Meetings
... who did not receive bone marrow, the risk ofacute rejection
for those who had multiple infusions was 54 percen... bone marrow recipients werefree of acute cellular rejection
in the first six months versus 18 percent inthe control group. Similar results are being seen in th...
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