Superhero Alex beats the odds
He is the only person in WA with chronic granulomatous disease. The disease is his kryptonite – it is a rare genetic condition that affects his immune system and prevents him from efficiently breaking down bacteria and flushing it from his system. He ...
inmycommunity - Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:56

Bone marrow drive set for Oct. 4
Thomas Dumanski Jr. of Milltown was diagnosed with chronic granulomatous disease shortly after birth last December. Due to the severity of the disease, he needed a bone marrow transplant. In honor of Tommy, a bone marrow donor-registration drive will ...
North Brunswick Sentinel - Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:37

Horizon Pharma Announces Stockholder Approval of Its Acquisition of Vidara ...
Upon the closing of the Vidara transaction, the company will add ACTIMMUNE(R) (interferon gamma-1b), an injectable biologic drug prescribed for the management of two rare disorders, chronic granulomatous disease ("CGD") and severe, malignant ...
MarketWatch - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:18

Drugmaker Horizon defies Democrats' effort to halt overseas moves
Horizon is getting the new address in connection with its $660 million acquisition of Irish-incorporated Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd., the owner of a drug that treats two rare afflictions, chronic granulomatous disease and malignant osteoporosis.
Crain's Chicago Business - Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:06

Horizon Pharma Shifts Headquarters To Ireland For Tax Inversion
One drug developed by Vidara is Actimmune, which has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of serious infections associated with chronic granulomatous disease (GCD), a hereditary disorder affecting immune system ...
Bidness ETC - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:11

U.S. beacon of hope for world's transplant patients
The family received nearly $200,000 in aid from their country's government, which evaluated Kwesi Aguillera and his rare case of chronic granulomatous disorder, an immune system inhibitor. Community fundraisers raised about $20,000. Dr. Maria Crespo, a ...
Tribune-Review - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:59

Marathoner will raise funds for ailing infant
Tommy then tested positive for chronic granulomatous disease, a disorder that causes the immune system to malfunction, resulting in a form of immunodeficiency. β€œIt's very rare,” said Jeannette Dumanski, who found out through research that only about 6 ...
East Brunswick Sentinel - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:00



Sarcoidosis-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension and Lung Transplantation for ...
As will be discussed in detail later, lung transplantation (LT) is a viable therapeutic option for severe pulmonary parenchymal or vascular disease refractory to medical therapy in patients with sarcoidosis, but has significant morbidity and mortality ...
Medscape - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:14


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