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Lymphoma: Silent killer takes many NZers by surprise
25-year-old Mellisa Chesterman from Tokoroa was mid-way through her post-graduate diploma in teaching at Waikato University when she noticed she was having difficulty walking up stairs and felt an ever increasing pressure in her chest. It wasn’t long before she found out she had stage-four lymphoma, a kind of blood cancer.
Mayo Physicians Find Many Liver Transplant Patients Can Avoid Costly Stay in ICU After Surgery
The liver transplant team at Mayo Clinic in Florida has found, based on 12 years of experience, that more than half of patients receiving a new liver can be "fast-tracked" to return to a surgical ward room following their transplant, bypassing a one- or two-day stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Viamet Receives Orphan Drug Designation for VT-1129
Viamet Pharmaceuticals today announced that VT-1129, a potent and selective, oral, antifungal agent, has been granted orphan drug designation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis, a life-threatening invasive fungal infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord.
Kidney Foundation walk raises awareness of organ donation
Dozens of Prince Albert residents gathered at Kinsmen Park on Sunday to raise awareness of kidney disease and the need for organ donations.
“Patients with cancer represent a vulnerable population who are at high risk of CDI, often resulting from their compromised immune system. CDI can be a devastating addition for patients who are already battling pre-existing conditions.
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Conatus Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 2 Trial in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis and Separate Open Label Phase 2 Trial ...
SAN DIEGO -- Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. , a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel medicines to treat liver disease, today announced the initiation of a Phase ...
Kicking it: Behaylu Barry back on field after life-threatening illness
STRATHAM — In February, Behaylu Barry wondered if he'd ever play soccer again after he was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, a rare life-threatening condition that forced him off the field and into a hospital bed.
State Rep. Poe faces 3-week stem cell procedure in Texas
State Rep. Raymond Poe is facing three weeks in a Texas hospital to undergo a stem cell transplant designed to replace his bone marrow and cure a blood disease."Sure it takes a little bit to do this and get over this," the Springfield Republican said. "But this is actually not a treatment, it's a cure."Poe, 70, said in May that he had been diagnosed with a myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, and ...
Gadd enjoys new lease on life after transplant