Contaminated blood scandal: Victims reveal 'coalition of secrecy'

Haemophiliac Alistair Bennett contracted HIV/Aids from a contaminated blood product. He died aged 22.
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Authors: Arjmand B, Larijani B, Sheikh Hosseini M, Payab M, Gilany K, Goodarzi P, Parhizkar Roudsari P, Amanollahi Baharvand M, Hoseini Mohammadi NS Abstract Gene therapy as a novel study in molecular medicine will have a significant impact on human health in the near future. In recent years, the scope of gene therapy has been developed and is now beginning to revolutionize therapeutic approaches. Accordingly, many types of diseases are now being studied and treated in clinical trials through various gene delivery vectors. The emergence of recombinant DNA technology which provides the possibility of fetal genetic s...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results of this PMS analysis in Japan support its known safety profile and identified no new safety risks for people living with HIV/AIDS in Japan currently on, or beginning treatment with, fosamprenavir. PMID: 31794279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
Bad Blood and Unsettled Law: Are Healing and Justice Even Possible when Biocapitalism Prevails?. Perspect Biol Med. 2019;62(3):576-590 Authors: Pemberton S Abstract Eric Weinberg and Donna Shaw's Blood on Their Hands: How Greedy Companies, Inept Bureaucracy, and Bad Science Killed Thousands of Hemophiliacs (2017) belongs to a genre of underappreciated works that examine one of the greatest medical tragedies of the 20th century: the iatrogenic epidemics of HIV-AIDS among hemophilia patients. The book's focus on the legal fallout in the United States following this medical catastrophe typifies how and w...
Source: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Perspect Biol Med Source Type: research
In high-income countries persons with severe hemophilia (PWH) A and B are aging, like their age-matched peers without hemophilia from the general population. Aging is associated not only with the comorbidities stemming from their inherited bleeding disorder (arthropathy, chronic viral infections such as hepatitis and AIDS) but also with the multiple chronic ailments associated with aging (cancer, cardiovascular disease, COPD).  Multimorbidity is inevitably associated with polypharmacy, i.e., the chronic daily intake of at least five drugs, and with the related risk of severe adverse events associated with the use of i...
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
In high-income countries persons with severe hemophilia (PWH) A and B are aging, like their age-matched peers without hemophilia from the general population. Aging is associated not only with the comorbidities stemming from their inherited bleeding disorder (arthropathy, chronic viral infections such as hepatitis and AIDS) but also with the multiple chronic ailments associated with aging (cancer, cardiovascular disease, COPD).  Multimorbidity is inevitably associated with polypharmacy, i.e., the chronic daily intake of at least five drugs, and with the related risk of severe adverse events associated with the use of i...
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
This article will discuss some medical conditions that might be seen by orthodontists. Also, recommendations and modifications of the orthodontic treatment plan will be discussed thoroughly.Materials and methodsA computerized electronic search of the literature was conducted in Google Scholar and PubMed and was limited to publications in English.ResultsOrthodontic management was studied in cases of Infective endocarditis (IE), Thrombocytopenia, Hemophilia, Sickle cell anemia, Thalassemia, Diabetes mellitus (DM), Thyroid Disorders, Asthma, DiGeorge Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Organ transplantation, Orthodontic management, Juvenile ...
Source: International Orthodontics - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Medical Sciences, Volume 63, Issue 2Author(s): Thomas J. Humphries, Brittny Rule, Augustina Ogbonnaya, Michael Eaddy, Orsolya Lunacsek, Lois Lamerato, Jennifer PocoskiAbstractPurposePrevious retrospective claims database analyses reported increased prevalence and earlier onset of cardiovascular comorbidities in patients with versus without hemophilia A. A comprehensive chart review was designed to further investigate previous findings.MethodsThis retrospective chart review study was conducted at Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, MI, USA). Baseline demographics, bleeding ...
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Previous retrospective claims database analyses reported increased prevalence and earlier onset of cardiovascular comorbidities in patients with versus without hemophilia A. A comprehensive chart review was designed to further investigate previous findings. METHODS: This retrospective chart review study was conducted at Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, MI, USA). Baseline demographics, bleeding events, treatment parameters, coexisting diseases, hemophilia-associated events, Charlson Comorbidity Index score, and prevalence of 12 cardiovascular risk factors and associated diseases were compar...
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Adv Med Sci Source Type: research
Semin Liver Dis 2018; 38: 112-120 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1655774Chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) has long been the dominant complication of substitution therapy in patients with inherited blood disorders and the cause of anticipated death due to end-stage liver disease. In hemophilia, transmission of HCV with clotting factors concentrates started to be curbed in the mid-1980s following the adoption of procedures of virus inactivation of concentrates based on heat, whereas in the 1990s treatment of HCV infection with interferon monotherapy was attempted, however, with little success. The advent of combination...
Source: Seminars in Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
The latest inquiry must discover how thousands of haemophiliacs contracted HIV or hepatitis C from blood products, and why it was covered up for so longIn two weeks ’ time Sir Brian Langstaff will take up his post as chair of thepublic inquiry into contaminated blood and contaminated blood products. Today, World Haemophilia Day, is the perfect occasion to remind Langstaff what the thousands of haemophiliac victims need from this inquiry if they are to get justice.In the 1970s and 1980s more than 4,600 haemophiliacs contracted HIV or hepatitis C after being infected by contaminated blood-clotting products. Much of the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Health Society Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Aids and HIV NHS Health policy Politics UK news Science Medical research Source Type: news
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