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Survival After Kidney Transplant Lower in SCD Patients Than Other Kidney Disease Patients, Analysis Shows

Aug 08, 2019 07:00 am | Patricia Inacio, PhD

 

transplantSurvival of sickle cell disease patients (SCD) with end-stage renal disease who undergo kidney transplant is significantly lower compared to other renal disease patients who have the same procedure, a retrospective analysis shows. That finding, “Survival and specific outcome of sickle cell disease patients after renal transplantation,” was published in the British Journal of Haematology. […]

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Phase 3 Trial of Rivipansel in Treating SCD Pain Crisis Fails to Meet Goals, Pfizer Announces

Aug 06, 2019 07:00 am | Patricia Inacio, PhD

 

Phase 3 trial failureThe Phase 3 RESET trial testing the effectiveness and safety of rivipansel (GMI-1070), Pfizer‘s investigational candidate to treat vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) in hospitalized patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), failed to reach both its primary and secondary goals, top-line study results show. “We are disappointed with the results, as we have been working in close partnership with the SCD […]

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