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Posted 6 Mar 2015 by Drugs.com
FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first device to treat dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA), a complication of dialysis used to treat kidney failure. DRA is a rare, yet chronic, condition caused by blood buildup of a protein called beta 2-microglobulin. It occurs most often among people aged 60 or older who have been on dialysis for more than five ...
Posted 29 Aug 2013 by Drugs.com
THURSDAY, Aug. 29 – A new medication appears to be highly effective in combating a heredity-based form of the organ-damaging genetic disorder known as amyloidosis, according to researchers. Amyloidosis refers to a family of more than a dozen diseases in which different types of abnormal proteins called amyloids lodge in major organs and nerves. These amyloids build up to the point that they ...