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Saturday 10, Jul 2010

  Rituximab found effective for treating kidney disorder

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Rituximab found effective for treating kidney disorderMembranous nephropathy, a kidney disorder, can be effectively treated with Rituximab. This finding appeared in the April 2009 print issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

Steroids, chemotherapeutic agents, and calcineurin inhibitors are some of the presently available options for treating the disorder but all of these options have some side effects.

Andrew Bomback, MD (University of North Carolina Kidney Center), and his colleagues made comparisons about the effects of rituximab therapy to treat patients afflicted against nephropathy after conducting the first systematic review of rituximab use in patients with membranous nephropathy.

Monday 21, Jun 2010

  Membranous nephropathy possible of being treated with Rituximab

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Membranous nephropathy possible of being treated with RituximabA disorder of the kidneys, membranous nephropathy, can be treated with Rituximab. The drug can help patients afflicted with the kidney disorder by offering them dramatic relief, as per findings appearing in the April 2009 print issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

Andrew Bomback, M.D., University of North Carolina Kidney Center and his colleagues, made comparisons between rituximab therapy with nephropathy and found Rituximab to be a better choice. In the past, treatment options for the disorder were limited to steroids, calcineurin inhibitors, and chemotherapeutic agents, all of which have some side effects.

It was remarked by Dr. Bomback that the use of Rituximab must be limited to research setting till efficacy of the same is confirmed by future studies.

Tuesday 13, Apr 2010

  Membranous nephropathy may be treated with Rituximab

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Membranous nephropathy may be treated with RituximabMembranous nephropathy, a disorder of kidney, can be effectively treated with Rituximab. This finding was disclosed in the April 2009 print issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

The effect of rituximab therapy for treating patients struggling against nephropathy was compared by Andrew Bomback, MD (University of North Carolina Kidney Center), and his colleagues after conducting the first systematic review of rituximab use in patients with membranous nephropathy.

Presently, treatment options are limited to calcineurin inhibitors, steroids, and chemotherapeutic agents, all of which have some side effects.

It was remarked by Dr. Bomback that studies in future are required for confirming value of this drug and the use should only be done in research settings till that time.

Tuesday 09, Feb 2010

  Membranous nephropathy treatable with Rituximab

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Membranous nephropathy treatable with RituximabRituximab can prove to be an effective form of treatment when it comes to providing relief to patients suffering from membranous nephropathy, a kidney disorder.

This finding appeared in an issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

The beneficial effect of Rituximab was compared against nephropathy in terms of benefits during a systematic review conducted by Andrew Bomback, MD (University of North Carolina Kidney Center), and his colleagues.

It was remarked by Dr. Bomback that future studies would be crucial in ascertaining the true value of this drug and use of the drug must be made in research settings only till new studies are drawn.

Tuesday 22, Dec 2009

  Rituximab can be effective for curing membranous nephropathy

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Rituximab can be effective for curing membranous nephropathyRituximab can prove its worth when it comes to treating patients with membranous nephropathy, a kidney disorder, according to findings appearing in the April 2009 print issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

Present treatments for this disorder are limited to calcineurin inhibitors, steroids, and chemotherapeutic agents, all of which have some side effects.

Andrew Bomback, MD (University of North Carolina Kidney Center), and his colleagues after conducting the first systematic review of rituximab use in patients with membranous nephropathy compared the effect of rituximab therapy for treating patients struggling against nephropathy.

Dr. Bomback said that further studies are still required to prove value of this drug and usage must be done only in research settings at present.

Sunday 29, Nov 2009

  Rituximab may prove effective for treating membranous nephropathy

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Rituximab may prove effective for treating membranous nephropathyAccording to recent findings appearing in the April 2009 print issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), rituximab may be highly effective for treating a kidney disorder, membranous nephropathy.

Present treatments for this disorder are limited to steroids, chemotherapeutic agents, and calcineurin inhibitors and all of them have some considerable side effects.

Andrew Bomback, MD (University of North Carolina Kidney Center), and his colleagues, completed this study that highlighted the fact that rituximab dosing was able to achieve a 15-20 percent rate of complete remission and 35-40 percent of partial remission.

It is believed that this study on membranous nephropathy would provide a path-breaking treatment option.