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August 3, 2015

Erythropoietin Combined With Radiation Therapy Does Not Improve Local-Regional Control in Anemic Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

Apr. 6, 2015 — Long-term analysis of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 9903 demonstrates that the addition of erythropoietin did not improve local-regional control for anemic patients with head and neck squamous ... read more

Drug for Rare Blood Disorder Receives Orphan Drug Status from FDA

Oct. 27, 2014 — A U.S.A-developed drug has received orphan status from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare, life-threatening ... read more

Recent Kidney Policy Changes Have Not Created Racial Disparities in Care

Oct. 9, 2014 — After the implementation of a new payment system for kidney failure care and changes to dosing guidelines for anemia drugs, there were no meaningful differences by race regarding changes in ... read more

Sep. 12, 2014 — A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the ... read more

Common Anemia: Drug Represents First Potential Treatment

Aug. 27, 2014 — An experimental drug designed to help regulate the blood's iron supply shows promise as a viable first treatment for anemia of inflammation, according to results from the first human study of ... read more

Drug for Rare Blood Disorder, Developed in US, Receives Orphan Drug Status from EU

Aug. 26, 2014 — An American-developed drug has received orphan status in Europe this week for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, a rare, life-threatening disease that causes anemia due to ... read more

Pica in Pregnant Teens Linked to Low Iron

Aug. 20, 2014 — In a study of 158 pregnant teenagers in Rochester, NY, nearly half engaged in pica -- the craving and intentional consumption of ice, cornstarch, vacuum dust, baby powder and soap, and other nonfood ... read more

Ferric Citrate May Reduce Dialysis Patients' Need for Multiple Medications

July 24, 2014 — Ferric citrate effectively reduced blood phosphorus levels while increasing iron stores and decreasing the need for intravenous iron and anemia medications in dialysis patients, researchers report ... read more

Study Examines Neurological Outcomes for TBI Treatments

July 1, 2014 — In patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), neither the administration of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) or maintaining a higher hemoglobin concentration through blood transfusion resulted in ... read more

For Patients With Sickle Cell Disease, Blood Donors Are a Matter of Life and Death

June 17, 2014 — Every six weeks for the past nine years, Mawasi Belle has been donating blood, totaling nearly 80 trips to the medical institution and thousands of pints of blood collected. But for Belle, this ... read more

Iron Supplements Improve Anemia, Quality of Life for Women With Heavy Periods

June 9, 2014 — Diagnosis and treatment of anemia is important to improve quality of life among women with heavy periods, researchers report. Findings suggest clinicians screen for anemia and recommend iron ... read more

June 1, 2014 — A new hormone called erythroferrone, which regulates the iron supply needed for red blood-cell production, has been discovered by researchers. Iron is an essential functional component of hemoglobin. ... read more

New Jigsaw Piece for the Repair of DNA Crosslinks

May 27, 2014 — Environmental influences such as ionizing radiation, intense heat or various chemical substances damage the DNA constantly. Only thanks to efficient repair systems can mutations – changes in the ... read more

Taking Iron Improves Women's Exercise Performance, Study Shows

Apr. 11, 2014 — Women who take iron supplements experience a marked improvement in their exercise performance, a new study shows. Iron supplementation improved women's exercise performance, in terms of both the ... read more

Common Virus May Cause Anemia in Patients With Kidney Disease

Apr. 10, 2014 — Kidneys from most patients with chronic kidney disease in a new study were positive for active cytomegalovirus infection. Patients with higher levels of anti-cytomegalovirus antibodies in their blood ... read more

Overuse of Blood Transfusions Increases Infection Risk

Apr. 1, 2014 — The fewer the red blood cell transfusions, the less likely patients were to develop infections like pneumonia, a new study has illustrated. Elderly patients undergoing hip or knee surgeries were most ... read more

Making Treatment of Rare Blood Disorder More Affordable, Effective

Feb. 27, 2014 — A research team has defined a possible new way to fight a disease that is currently treatable only with the most expensive drug available for sale in the United States. The strategy, based on the ... read more

Sickle Cell Trait in African-American Dialysis Patients Affects Dosing of Anemia Medications

Jan. 23, 2014 — African-American dialysis patients with sickle cell trait received about 13% more of the medications used to treat anemia than other African-American patients to reach the same level of hemoglobin. ... read more

Rare Cause of Anemia in Newborns Often Overlooked, Research Suggests

Dec. 8, 2013 — Some babies diagnosed with and treated for a bone marrow failure disorder, called Diamond Blackfan Anemia, may actually be affected by a very rare anemia syndrome that has a different disease course ... read more

Tighter Transfusion Strategy Recommended to Treat Anemia in Heart Disease Patients

Dec. 2, 2013 — A new guideline presents evidence-based recommendations for treating anemia in patients with heart ... read more

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