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Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?

In this weeks press release: Could anemia be used to assess the burden and control of neglec... FROM THE PLoS MEDICINE MAGAZINE SECTION: Could anemia be used to assess the burden and control of neglected tropical diseases" In this week's PLoS Medi...

Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders

...l range of blood disorders, from the many forms of anemia (including those associated with malaria, pregnanc...rily children and pregnant women, with very severe anemia caused by malaria. ASH has also dedicated its efforts to international outreach through the Internat...

Rochester spreads knowledge of cancer-related fatigue

...h as anemia, pain or depression. Studies show that anemia medications alleviate cancer fatigue to some degree. Other classes of drugs called psychostimulants have shown promise in open-label trials. Further research is needed. -- Non-drug remedies. A growing body of evidence shows that exercise and support...

Study supports activity of GEMZAR in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer

...n white blood cells) in eight patients (12%), and; anemia (a decrease in red blood cells) in one (2%). Nausea (13%) and vomiting (15%) were the most frequent grade 3/4 non-hematological toxicities. Asymptomatic decrease in cardiac ejection fraction was observed in one patient treated with trastuzumab with s...

Targeted, oral agent Enzastaurin shows favorable results

...rved included ataxia (n=1), thromboembolism (n=1), anemia (n=1) and dizziness. Based on the encouraging survival and tolerability data gathered thus far, further evaluation of en-zastaurin in NSCLC, as a single agent or in combination, is warranted, said chief investigator for the study, Gerold Bepler, M....

Lilly studies try to shed light on impact of race

...ing neutropenia (a decrease in white blood cells); anemia (a decrease in red blood cells); fatigue; and nausea. At the very least, the data unveiled today suggests that we should continue actively studying the impact of our medications on a diverse number of populations, said Dr. Obasaju. To that end, ...

Certain combination therapy found more effective for treating malaria in African children

...cases of severe malaria. Significant reductions in anemia and asymptomatic parasitemia (parasites in the blood) were observed. "Considering the availability of resources such as light microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests, as well as increasing funding through such programs as the Global Fund and Preside...

JCI table of contents -- May 17, 2007

...lls hydrated in sickle cell disease Sickle cell anemia is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States. The transport of potassium (K) and chloride (Cl) ions in and out of red blood cells is a major determinant of the cells volume and density. Overactivation of K-Cl cotransport out of re...

Researchers urge caution in using ESAs for cancer-related anemia

...erythropoiesis-stimulating agents" (ESAs) to treat anemia in some cancer patients, according to a commentary... that using ESAs to treat non-chemotherapy-related anemia in cancer patients could increase the risk of death, thromboembolic events, and perhaps even cancer ...

New biotech company to commercialize novel UD gene-repair technology

...ause rare, hereditary diseases such as sickle cell anemia and spinal muscular atrophy. The announcement wa...City Science Center of Philadelphia. Sickle cell anemia and spinal muscular atrophy are among the diseases that OrphageniX is targeting, according to Herr. ...

Mortality rate increases for kidney recipients with anemia

...ients in the U.S. are likely to have severe enough anemia to be treated for it, but it is likely that only a...s Dr. Mucsi. It is currently unknown if treating anemia in kidney transplanted patients would improve patient survival; further research is needed. "In the ...

Treatment of in-hospital cardiac patients is focus of Jefferson University presentations

..., Tuesday, March 27; Abstract #1028-68) Although anemia is a common problem in heart failure patients, the...at Jefferson Medical College. Nor do they make the anemia any better or worse. In a retrospective study of 759 patients with severe heart failure who were a...

Interferon-treated hepatitis C patients likely to experience retinopathy

...F, and WSR. The increased RBF was associated with anemia induced by IFN treatment. The increase in WSR in patients with retinopathy especially indicates that endothelial dysfunction may play an important role in IFN-induced retinopathy as shear stress should be constant under physiologic conditions....

Researchers show surprising interaction between genes, gender and hypertension

...Examples of so-called SNP diseases are sickle-cell anemia and Huntington's disease, where a single variant or mutation has a dramatic effect. In contrast to these single-gene-specific diseases, the UCSD researchers observed more subtle variants on six different genes, indicating that multiple genes can co...

Could the ability to expel worms lead to a future asthma treatment?

...hygiene, and brings repeated episodes of diarrhea, anemia and malnutrition. Stranded soldiers were once advised by field manuals to eat a cigarette or drink a tablespoon of kerosene to stun the worms, but modern antihelminthic drugs (e.g. Albendazole, Ivermectin, Thiabendazole) are effective and much safer....

Rochester study rolls out RU-486 to treat uterine fibroids

...49. The non-cancerous tumors cause iron-deficiency anemia due to excessive menstrual bleeding, and deeply im...omen (9 percent) were anemic. In the placebo group anemia rose, with 9 of 22 women (45 percent) anemic at the start of the study, and 12 of 22 women (60 perce...

'Tribbles' protein implicated in common and aggressive form of leukemia

...wth and accumulation of white blood cells leads to anemia and a deficiency of normal white cells in the blood. AML is the most common type of leukemia in adults, with an estimated 10,100 new cases reported each year. Pear, also a researcher in the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at Penn; first ...

Maximizing womens' health benefits when resources are limited

...a simpler test for cervical cancer and by treating anemia but not depression; this freed up resources in some regions to screen for breast cancer or cardiovascular disease. The results suggest that the packaging of multiple health services during a single visit has great potential to maximize health gains...

Researchers develop novel method for treatment of sickle cell disease

...s the most promising molecule to treat sickle cell anemia to come from our research group in more than 30 years," said Abraham, who is also the director of the Institute of Structural Biology and Drug Discovery. The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently issued VCU a Notice of Allowance for a ...

Exercise helps breast cancer patients avoid anemia

...uscle or a sarcoma. Radiation also causes fatigue, anemia and depression soon after therapy is initiated. These symptoms are often associated with laboratory findings of reduced circulating red blood cells and hemoglobin, the means of oxygen transport in the body. Studies have shown that physical rehabili...

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