Tag: "rejection" at medical news
Transplants in HIV patients should proceed, but drug interactions a concern
... the immunosuppressive drugs used to control organ rejection
seem to have little effect on HIV progression. Bu...ts. One patient studied lost his graft to vascular rejection
because a drug interaction with one of the medications in the HAART therapy made it difficult to ach...
Pill may prevent stent complication that re-blocks arteries
...ntly being studied as a treatment to prevent organ rejection
in patients who undergo kidney transplantation. Virmani says she would like to study everolimus in patients who undergo stenting but she said there are no current plans for a clinical study of the drug in heart patients. In an editorial that accomp...
OHSU ethicist offers guidance for physicians with patients using alternative medicine
...espects the patient's strong wishes, documents her rejection
of medical recommendations and offers continued medical advice if needed. "One of the major messages of the paper is to thoroughly investigate treatment options and hold in-depth discussions with a patient," added Adams. "The promise to face the fut...
Starzl Institute researchers to develop cell-based strategy for tranplant tolerance
...tter-known myeloid dendritic cells accelerated the rejection
response. According to the researchers, transplan...e type of dendritic cells normally associated with rejection
than transplant patients who are prone to rejection
or who rely on anti-rejection drugs to maintain ...
Studies offer new treatment option to prevent kidney rejection
...not be the most effective weapon to fend off organ rejection
and may even damage some donor kidneys. The research, to be presented Nov. 2 at the American Society of Nephrology annual meeting, identified another drug that seems to work better, a finding that could help expand the pool of donor organs. An analy...
Cholesterol drug could lead to new therapy for multiple sclerosis
... determined that the statin lovastatin reduced the rejection
of hearts and increased survival in cardiac-transplant patients, independent of its ability to regulate LDL cholesterol levels. Subsequent studies in cell culture have demonstrated that lovastatin and some other statins inhibit the production of cert...
UF researchers report: Immunosuppressant drug prevents late rejection of transplanted kidneys
...chers report: Immunosuppressant drug prevents late rejection
of transplanted kidneysGAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A drug...ransplantation also has the ability to block organ rejection
over the long haul, University of Florida researchers have found. The drug, mycophenolate mofetil, ...
Immunosuppressant everolimus significantly reduces life-threatening heart transplant complications
... everolimus on certain complications such as acute rejection
and cardiac allograft vasculopathy (also known as ...g/d), significantly lowered the incidence of acute rejection
episodes, as well as reducing the potential for cardiac allograft vasculopathy and the severity of t...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for September 2003 (second issue)
...role that innate immunity plays in lung transplant rejection
which they believe has important implications for ...rough TLR4 contributes to the development of acute rejection
after lung transplantation. They believe therapies directed at the inhibition of innate immune resp...
University of Pittsburgh intestine transplant results reported at international meeting
...pression. As we have better come to understand the rejection
process and the unique characteristics of the smal...testine feasible for the first time, infection and rejection
problems still plagued the field. Over the years, additional advancements have been made and improv...
Roche pledges continued support for Organ Transplantation Research Foundation
...post-transplant health: Zenapax prevents the acute rejection
of the newly transplanted organ, CellCept, the largest selling branded immunosuppressive in North America, offers both physicians and patients the possibility of an effective long term immunosuppressive regimen with low toxicity, and Valcyte, develop...
Rejection really hurts, UCLA psychologists find
...reas of the brain appear to respond to the pain of rejection
in the same way as physical pain, a UCLA-led team ...ally we can say being excluded doesn't matter, but rejection
of any form still appears to register automatically in the brain, and the mechanism appears to be si...
Molecule expressed early in pregnancy may help patients tolerate transplants
...w a fetus, with genes from both parents, can avoid rejection
by the mother's immune system. And it has them opt...ing baby touch can help transplant patients avoid rejection
without putting them at risk for new infection and disease. Dr. Horuzsko and his co-investigator Dr....
NIAMS researchers collaborate to produce targeted immunosuppressant drug
...ively suppresses the immune response in transplant rejection
with minimal toxicity also suggests that a Jak3 inhibitor might be useful in the treatment of autoimmune diseases....
Radically new anti-rejection drug shown to offer safe control of immune system in Stanford study
..., and called CP-690,550, prevents organ transplant rejection
in monkeys for longer periods of time with fewer o...organ failure. Immunosuppressive drugs curtail the rejection
process but at a price. Current therapies affect a variety of cell types, leading to side effects th...
JCI Table of Contents
...n unresolved issue in the field of transplantation rejection
is how alloreactive T cells recognize donor vascul...e and donor-specific T cell trafficking during the rejection
of a skin allograft. The authors found that P- and E-selectin expressed within blood vessels play ov...
Early promise for steroid-free liver transplantation in children
...dren not given steroids had reduced rates of graft rejection
(25%) after 12 months compared with children who had been given steroid treatment (50%). Raymond Reding comments: "Except for one preliminary report, findings on steroid-free immunosuppression have yet to be reported for paediatric liver transplan...
7-month-old is youngest recipient of artificial corneal transplant
...y time. The lack of donor tissue means the risk of rejection
is eliminated. The new implant offers significantly more possibilities for patients at no more risk than implanting a cadaveric donor cornea, Aquavella says. For patients like Lukas who have undergone unsuccessful corneal transplants and have litt...
New dressing for wounds developed at Hebrew University
...fic adaptation in order to eliminate immunological rejection
or to prevent microbiological infection. The dressing developed at the Hebrew University incorporates an inner layer of genetically engineered, human recombinant collagen. This material becomes a soluble, readily enzymatically degradable molecule in...
International grant supports study related to preventing organ rejection
... could help lead to new therapies to prevent organ rejection
in recipients. The average survival rate for graf... the drugs themselves can ultimately contribute to rejection
or death. Specifically, the grant will support Zavazava's work on animal models to understand how em...
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