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Ceprotin (Protein C) - Summary

 
 



CEPROTIN SUMMARY

CEPROTIN [Protein C Concentrate (Human)] is manufactured from human plasma purified by a combination of filtration and chromatographic procedures, including a column of immobilized mouse monoclonal antibodies on gel beads. See WARNINGS/PRECAUTIONS: Transmission of Infectious Agents .

CEPROTIN is indicated for patients with severe congenital Protein C deficiency for the prevention and treatment of venous thrombosis and purpura fulminans. CEPROTIN is indicated as a replacement therapy for pediatric and adult patients.


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Media Articles Related to Ceprotin (Protein C)

Decreased blood levels of a protein called Klotho increase the risk of heart disease in mice with chronic kidney disease
Source: Cardiovascular / Cardiology News From Medical News Today [2014.12.09]
Decreased blood levels of a kidney-derived protein called Klotho increases the risk of heart disease in mice with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of...

Images captured of a protein complex that keeps hearts beating
Source: Autism News From Medical News Today [2014.11.07]
For years, a multidisciplinary team of Johns Hopkins researchers has tracked an elusive creature, a complex of proteins thought to be at fault in some cases of sudden cardiac death.

Too much of a protein called c-FLIPR can trigger autoimmune diseases
Source: Lupus News From Medical News Today [2014.04.15]
Apoptosis is used by cells that are changed by disease or are simply not needed any longer to eliminate themselves before they become a hazard to the body - on a cellular level, death is part of life.

Simple blood test could inform head injury-related "return to play" decisions
Source: Sports Medicine / Fitness News From Medical News Today [2014.11.30]
New Penn Medicine research has found that elevated levels in the blood of the brain-enriched protein calpain-cleaved ╬▒II-spectrin N-terminal fragment, known as SNTF, shortly after sports-related...

STING pathway key to tumor immunity
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2014.11.25]
A recently discovered protein complex known as STING plays a crucial role in detecting the presence of tumor cells and promoting an aggressive anti-tumor response by the body's innate immune system...

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Published Studies Related to Ceprotin (Protein C)

Combination of activated protein C and topical negative pressure rapidly regenerates granulation tissue over exposed bone to heal recalcitrant orthopedic wounds. [2011.09]
Chronic wounds arising from orthopedic surgery present a major clinical challenge. Osteomyelitis may develop from polymicrobial infection, which can be unresponsive to treatment and lead to amputation...

A high admission syndecan-1 level, a marker of endothelial glycocalyx degradation, is associated with inflammation, protein C depletion, fibrinolysis, and increased mortality in trauma patients. [2011.08]
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between markers of acute endothelial glycocalyx degradation, inflammation, coagulopathy, and mortality after trauma. BACKGROUND: Hyperinflammation and acute coagulopathy of trauma predict increased mortality. High catecholamine levels can directly damage the endothelium and may be associated with enhanced endothelial glycocalyx degradation, evidenced by high circulating syndecan-1... CONCLUSIONS: In trauma patients, high circulating syndecan-1, a marker of endothelial glycocalyx degradation, is associated with inflammation, coagulopathy and increased mortality.

Recombinant surfactant protein C-based surfactant for patients with severe direct lung injury. [2011.04.15]
RATIONALE: Patients with acute lung injury have impaired function of the lung surfactant system. Prior clinical trials have shown that treatment with exogenous recombinant surfactant protein C (rSP-C)-based surfactant results in improvement in blood oxygenation and have suggested that treatment of patients with severe direct lung injury may decrease mortality. OBJECTIVES: Determine the clinical benefit of administering an rSP-C-based synthetic surfactant to patients with severe direct lung injury due to pneumonia or aspiration... CONCLUSIONS: In this study, rSP-C-based surfactant was of no clinical benefit to patients with severe direct lung injury. The unexpected lack of improvement in oxygenation, coupled with the results of in vitro tests, suggest that the administered suspension may have had insufficient surface activity to achieve clinical benefit.

Endogenous plasma activated protein C levels and the effect of enoxaparin and drotrecogin alfa (activated) on markers of coagulation activation and fibrinolysis in pulmonary embolism. [2011]
INTRODUCTION: There are no published data on the status of endogenous activated protein C (APC) in pulmonary embolism (PE), and no data on the effect of drotrecogin alfa (activated) (DAA) given in addition to therapeutic dose enoxaparin... CONCLUSIONS: In patients with acute submassive PE endogenous APC levels are low. DAA infusion enhances the inhibition of fibrin formation. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00191724.

Combination of activated protein C and topical negative pressure rapidly regenerates granulation tissue over exposed bone to heal recalcitrant orthopedic wounds. [2011]
Chronic wounds arising from orthopedic surgery present a major clinical challenge. Osteomyelitis may develop from polymicrobial infection, which can be unresponsive to treatment and lead to amputation...

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Clinical Trials Related to Ceprotin (Protein C)

Ceprotin Treatment Registry [Recruiting]

Administration of Human Protein C Concentrates in Patients With Sepsis and Septic Shock. [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects on systemic hemodynamics, microcirculation and organ function of human Protein C concentrate in patients with sepsis and septic shock.

Activated Protein C and Corticosteroids for Human Septic Shock [Recruiting]
This study aims at comparing the efficacy and safety of recombinant human activated protein C to that of low dose of corticosteroids and at investigating the interaction between these drugs in the management of septic shock

Safety Evaluation of 3K3A-APC in Ischemic Stroke [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) and preliminary efficacy of multiple ascending intravenous doses of 3K3A-APC, a Recombinant Variant of Human activated protein C (APC), in in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke following treatment with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).

Effect of APC and Epo on the Inflammatory Response During Sepsis [Recruiting]

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