Tag: "erythropoietin" at medical news

Researchers urge caution in using ESAs for cancer-related anemia

...ral studies have identified molecular receptors of erythropoietin in the endothelial cells lining blood vessels and ...e stronger effects on these receptors than natural erythropoietin does. If so, then it is possible that ESAs may promote abnormal formation of new blood vessels. This...

High chemical levels in blood stream indicate need for action to avoid heart attack, death

... treatment has involved a combination of synthetic erythropoietin and iron. Erythropoietin is a hormone produced by the kidneys that stimulates production of red blood cells. Its synthetic, or man-made, form is costly and not appropriate for all patients. Researchers at The Heart Hospital in London and West Middle...

Anemic children with cancer benefit from erythropoietin

...ing chemotherapy can benefit from a weekly dose of erythropoietin (EPO), according to researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The drug reduces the need for red blood cell transfusions and improves quality of life in children whose anemia is corrected by this treatment, according to results of a Phase ...

Case Law School receives $773,000 NIH grant to develop guidelines for genetic enhancement research

...d that substances such as human growth hormone and erythropoietin (a substance which controls the body's production of red blood cells and can be used to enhance athletic performance) are already available. "Given that these technologies are already being developed, if we don't have legitimate, approved ways of con...

Jefferson researchers find drug may give some cardiac protection 24 hours after heart attack

...mic heart. Darbepoietin is a long-acting cousin of erythropoietin (EPO), which has been shown to offer some protection to the heart from injury from ischemia, or a lack of oxygen. In previous studies, Dr. Koch had given EPO at the time of simulated heart attack in an another animal model, and found it protected the...

Hepatitis C drug proves cost-effective in helping patients with treatment-induced anemia

... found that despite the high cost, co-therapy with erythropoietin proved more cost-effective compared to using the s...ted life-year (QALY) gained. The study found that erythropoietin would cost an additional $16,443 per QALY gained for these patients, which is well in the acceptable...

Sports doping explored during half-day symposium, Aug. 30

...asting disease might be used to boost muscle mass; erythropoietin (EPO), a hormone that regulates red blood cell production, might be genetically engineered to increase endurance; and 'PGC-alpha, a gene involved in muscle signaling, could be used to activate specific muscle fibers to optimize performance. Rosario M...

Hormone aids recovery in rats with hemorrhagic stroke

...la., April 9 16, 2005. The study examined whether erythropoietin might have a neuroprotective effect and improve fu...a type of stroke. "This is the first evidence that erythropoietin has a therapeutic effect in hemorrhagic stroke," said study authors Dong-In Sinn, MD, and Jae-Kyu Ro...

Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients

...ucing the anemia with the use of recombinant human erythropoietin may be able to improve tumor response and improve ...ting results. To determine the association between erythropoietin treatment and hematologic response, blood transfusions, adverse events, and overall survival, Andrea...

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