Fluoroquinolones Linked to Sudden Death Risk on Hemodialysis Fluoroquinolones Linked to Sudden Death Risk on Hemodialysis
New data suggest an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic vs amoxicillin-based treatment, although the absolute risk is relatively small.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The impact of frailty on prognosis in elderly hemodialysis patients: a prospective cohort study - Li Y, Zhang D, Ma Q, Diao Z, Liu S, Shi X.
PURPOSE: To explore the impact of frailty on adverse outcomes in elderly hemodialysis (HD) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An observational and prospective cohort study was conducted in elderly patients ( ≥60) with HD, with an average 12-month fol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Renal Replacement Therapies?
Discussion Kidneys are amazing in that they filter the blood, eliminate toxins, balance fluids and electrolytes plus have a lot of reserve to do the job they need to do even when injured. Therefore, depending on the problem, chronic renal disease (CRD) often allows time before renal replacement therapy (RRT) is needed. RRT currently is dialysis (peritoneal or hemodialysis) or renal transplant. In general, the patient’s own kidneys do the best job for them but there is always a balance between the problems of CRD and its management, versus the potentially improved renal function with RRT. RRT itself though has a diffe...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

T Scores, FRAX, frailty phenotype, falls, and its relationship to fractures in patients on maintenance hemodialysis - Jafari M, Anwar S, Kour K, Sanjoy S, Goyal K, Prasad B.
BACKGROUND: Despite the magnitude of fracture and the consequences in patients receiving hemodialysis, optimal risk assessment tools in this population are not well explored. Frailty and falls-known risk factors for fracture in chronic kidney disease (CKD)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Korsuva (difelikefalin) Injection for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Pruritus in Hemodialysis Patients
STAMFORD, Conn. and ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, Aug. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cara Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CARA) and Vifor Pharma today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Korsuva (difelikefalin) for injection for... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 23, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Patients on Dialysis Need mRNA COVID Booster Shot: UK Study Patients on Dialysis Need mRNA COVID Booster Shot: UK Study
Patients on hemodialysis in the UK should be prioritized to get a booster (third dose) of an mRNA vaccine if they had no prior COVID-19 and received two doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 20, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Neutralising antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination in UK haemodialysis patients, The Lancet
Interim results of a study of haemodialysis patients found the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine induced neutralising antibody titres across all five variants; with similar responses to healthy volunteers. The response to the AstraZeneca vaccine was however markedly reduced. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benefits and Risks of Frequent or Longer Hemodialysis Benefits and Risks of Frequent or Longer Hemodialysis
What are the effects of more frequent or longer hemodialysis? A new review looks at the benefits and risks.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Severe methanol poisoning treated with a novel hemodialysis system: a case report, analysis, and review - Illescas AC, Argyropoulos CP, Combs SA, Shaffi SK, Xu ZQ, Aragon MA, Teixeira JP.
In May and June 2020, an outbreak of methanol poisoning arose in the southwest United States linked to ingestion of contaminated hand sanitizer imported during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, ultimately resulting in over a dozen hospitalizations and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Artio Medical Successfully Completes Enrollment of First-in-Human Trial Investigating the Amplifi(TM) Vein Dilation System
Novel vein dilation system aims to improve vascular access for hemodialysis patients PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan., July 29, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Artio Medical, Inc., a medical device company developing innovative products for the ... Devices Artio Medical, Amplifi , Vein Dilation, hemodialysis, arteriovenous fistula (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Score Assesses Health - Related QOL in Patients With Kidney Failure
Study supports validity of preference - based health utility score for patients undergoing hemodialysis, recent recipients of kidney transplants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Home and Facility Hemodialysis Patients Home and Facility Hemodialysis Patients
How do the outcomes of patients on home hemodialysis compare with that of facility dialysis patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Knowledge of nurses for pain management of patients on maintenance hemodialysis
(Bentham Science Publishers) The aim of this qualitative study is to explore the experiences, perceptions, and beliefs of nurses in the hemodialysis unit regarding pain management practices and identify nurses' educational needs to improve nurses' pain management in practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hemodialysis Patients Have Antibody Response to COVID-19 Vaccine
FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 -- Most hemodialysis patients (HDP) but few kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) develop antibody responses to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) after receipt of an mRNA vaccine, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Factors ID'd for COVID-19 Infection Risk in Dialysis Patients
TUESDAY, June 8, 2021 -- For individuals receiving in-center hemodialysis, the risk for having a positive test for infection or admission with suspected COVID-19 is associated with age, diabetes, local community COVID-19 rates, and dialysis unit... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disparities in COVID-19 rates among adults with kidney failure in New York City
(American Society of Nephrology) Among adults with kidney failure undergoing hemodialysis in New York City, Black and Hispanic patients were more likely to develop symptomatic COVID-19 than White patients. Neighborhood-level social vulnerability factors were associated with COVID-19 incidence among White patients, but these factors did not explain racial/ethnic disparities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One Dose of BNT162b2 Inadequate for Hemodialysis Patients
THURSDAY, May 27, 2021 -- For a majority of hemodialysis patients, a single dose of the BNT162b2 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine fails to elicit a humoral response, according to a study published online May 12 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Plant-Based Diets Among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis Plant-Based Diets Among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
Could hemodialysis patients safely adhere to a plant-based diet while avoiding complications and meeting their nutritional needs?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Found for 20 Percent on Hemodialysis
WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 -- Twenty percent of patients on hemodialysis are hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study published online April 29 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Pablo Garcia, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Erythropoietin May Up Risk for Hip Fracture in Hemodialysis Patients
WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 -- For patients undergoing hemodialysis, erythropoietin (EPO) is associated with an increased risk for hip fracture, according to a study published online May 5 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Sukanya Suresh,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New blood filtering system claims to use magnetic nanoparticles to remove pathogens
(Natural News) Researchers designed a new blood filtration system that uses magnetic nanoparticles to remove pathogens and cancer cells from the blood. Called MediSieve, the system works by connecting a patient to the same machine used for hemodialysis. As blood passes through the machine, magnetic particles selectively bind to harmful molecules present in the blood. The researchers are currently... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with fear of falling in hemodialysis patients - da Silva de Jesus LA, Pinheiro BV, Koufaki P, Lucinda LMF, Gravina EPL, Barros FS, Garcia RSA, Oliveira CC, Reboredo MM.
This study evaluated the factors associated with FOF in hemodialysis patients and compared with the FOF reported by age-gender matched individuals without chronic kidney ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

20% of Dialysis Patients Are Hesitant About COVID-19 Vaccine 20% of Dialysis Patients Are Hesitant About COVID-19 Vaccine
An early 2021 survey of a representative sample of 1515 US patients treated with hemodialysis showed that one fifth had some level of hesitancy about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Review: Aerobic Exercise Improves Hemodialysis-Related Symptoms
FRIDAY, March 26, 2021 -- Aerobic exercise improves several hemodialysis-related symptoms for adults on maintenance hemodialysis, according to a review published online March 25 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What You Don't Know About Beta-Blockers and Hemodialysis What You Don't Know About Beta-Blockers and Hemodialysis
A new look at the literature turned up a finding that surprised this nephrologist.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Vifor Pharma and Cara Therapeutics Announce U.S. FDA Acceptance and Priority Review of NDA for Korsuva Injection in Hemodialysis Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Pruritus
St.Gallen, Switzerland, and Stamford, Conn., 8 March 2021–Vifor Pharma and Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARA) today announced  that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted and granted Priority Review for the New Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - March 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Caffeine poisoning successfully treated by venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and emergency hemodialysis - Yasuda S, Hisamura M, Hirano T, Kukihara Y, Kodama K, Konishi K, Nakamura M, Hiramatsu G, Koshimizu K.
We report the case of a patient with caffeine poisoning who was successfully treated with early hemodialysis and venoart... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Intradialytic Hypotension Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2021 -- More frequent intradialytic hypotension (IDH) during hemodialysis is associated with a higher incidence of subsequent peripheral artery disease (PAD) diagnosis, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cara Therapeutics Submits New Drug Application to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Korsuva Injection in Hemodialysis Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Pruritus
STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing new chemical entities designed to alleviate pruritus by selectively targeting peripheral... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - December 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Zolpidem versus trazodone initiation and the risk of fall-related fractures among individuals receiving maintenance hemodialysis - Assimon MM, Flythe JE.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Zolpidem, a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic, and trazodone, a sedating antidepressant, are the most common medications used to treat insomnia in the United States. Both drugs have side effect profiles (e.g., drowsiness, dizziness, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Acute hemodialysis for treatment of severe ethanol intoxication - Driscoll D, Bleecker G, Francis J, Jaberi A.
A male college student presented to the emergency department with altered mental status and a serum ethanol level higher than the hospital laboratory assay. His course was complicated by mechanical ventilation, vasopressors, and cardiotoxicity. Thirteen ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

U.S. Nephrology Trainees Doubt Skill in Home Hemodialysis
FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 -- U.S. nephrology trainees report moderate and low confidence for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis (HHD), respectively, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in the American Journal of Kidney... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ClearGuard HD Antimicrobial Barrier Cap for preventing haemodialysis catheter-related bloodstream infections. Medtech innovation briefing [MIB234]
The technology described in this briefing is ClearGuard HD Antimicrobial Barrier Cap. It is a central venous catheter cap with chlorhexidine acetate coated rod and cap threads, used to help prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections in people having haemodialysis.The innovative aspects are that it could replace the need to clean the connector port with 2% chlorhexidine in 70% alcohol and potentially reduce the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections.The intended place in therapy would be as an alternative to using standard central venous catheter caps in people having dialysis.The main points from the evidence...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Tool to Specifically Assess Fatigue in Dialysis Is Validated First Tool to Specifically Assess Fatigue in Dialysis Is Validated
The SONG-HD Fatigue instrument was validated for the assessment of fatigue in patients undergoing hemodialysis in a longitudinal study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 3, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Ellipsys System Creates Fused, Permanent Vascular Access for Dialysis
New case report offers first known direct visualization of percutaneous Ellipsys fistula SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- A new case report published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery provides one... Devices Avenu Medical, Ellipsys Vascular Access System, hemodialysis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SONG-HD Fatigue Reliable, Valid Scale for Fatigue in Hemodialysis
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- For patients receiving hemodialysis, the SONG-HD Fatigue seems to be a reliable and valid measure for patient fatigue, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Long-Term Safety of Dialysate Citrate The Long-Term Safety of Dialysate Citrate
What do we really know about the long-term safety of citrate-based dialysate and the potential impacts on outcomes in hemodialysis patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Artery-to-Vein Surgery Improves Dialysis Access Artery-to-Vein Surgery Improves Dialysis Access
Simply reversing the way vascular access is created for patients undergoing hemodialysis significantly improved the function and longevity of the arteriovenous fistula compared with the usual approach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Patient-Reported Outcome Measure May Be Useful in Hemodialysis
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2020 -- A patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) can standardize symptom screening processes and improve symptom awareness for hemodialysis patients in routine clinical care, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nursing home study suggests dialysis patients at greater risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) It's widely known that the causative agent for COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, can spread rapidly among residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, leading to high numbers of cases and deaths in a very vulnerable population. According to a new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, residents receiving hemodialysis for chronic kidney disease may be at even greater risk for infection from the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CPR choices of dialysis patients suggest many lack context
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Globally some 2 million people with failed kidneys undergo hemodialysis treatment. Researchers queried 876 dialysis patients about whether, in the event of a cardiac arrest, they would want to be resuscitated. Nearly 85% said they definitely or probably would want CPR. The study's lead author said the findings raise concern that many patients are unaware that their likely outcomes of cardiac arrest, even with resuscitation, are poor, relative to the general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cost of haemodialysis high in Ethiopia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New study shows advantages of Ellipsys System in creating reliable dialysis access
(Dowling& Dennis PR) A new study shows significant benefits of the Ellipsys ® Vascular Access System in easily and safely creating durable vascular access for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who require hemodialysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exposure to Wildfire Smoke Ups Deaths of Hemodialysis Patients
Increases in mortality for same day, over following 30 days linked to increase in PM2.5 exposure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Exposure to Wildfire Smoke Ups Deaths of Hemodialysis Patients
FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 -- For patients receiving in-center hemodialysis, exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from wildfire is associated with all-cause mortality, according to a study published online July 16 in the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Haemodialysis patients have worse postural balance with an associated risk of falls - P érez-Gurbindo I, Angulo Carrere MT, Arribas Cobo P, Puerta M, Ortega M, Jaldo MT, de Sequera P, Alcázar R, Pérez-García R, Álvarez-Méndez AM.
INTRODUCTION: Postural balance is the result of a complex interaction of sensory input which keeps us upright. Haemodialysis patients have alterations which can lead to postural instability and a risk of falls. Our objective was to analyse postural stabili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Explored in Kidney Recipients, Hemodialysis Patients
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Many outpatient kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19 have symptomatic resolution without requiring hospitalization, and hospitalized COVID-19 patients on hemodialysis have worse outcomes than those without kidney... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibodies Seen Weeks Before Clearance in Hemodialysis Patients Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibodies Seen Weeks Before Clearance in Hemodialysis Patients
Patients on maintenance hemodialysis can mount an antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 comparable to that in patients not on hemodialysis, but this is not synonymous with immunity, according to researchers in Belgium.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - June 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 mortality alarmingly high in dialysis patients
(ERA-EDTA) Analysis of a Spanish experience shows that COVID-19 is frequent in hemodialysis patients, who appear to be at risk for worse outcome. A dramatic finding from the own experience, register and published papers from Spain is that the risk of dialysis patients dying of COVID-19 is very high at 1:4. These patients require special protection, and routine unconditional tests should be carried out on patients and staff in dialysis units. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves New Pediatric Formulation of SIRTURO ® (bedaquiline) as Part of Combination Therapy to Treat Children with Pulmonary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 27, 2020 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new pediatric formulation of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline). SIRTURO® is now indicated for use as part of combination therapy in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients (5 years and older and weighing at least 15 kg) with pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR‑TB). In the U.S., the medicine should be reserved for use when an effective treatment regimen cannot otherwise be provided. This indication received acceler...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news