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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)

Discovery of a protein capable of regulating DNA repair during sperm formation
Source: Abortion News From Medical News Today [2015.04.29]
Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology, and the UAB Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, led by Dr Ignasi Roig...

New target identified for inhibiting malaria parasite invasion
Source: Arthritis / Rheumatology News From Medical News Today [2015.06.26]
A new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that a malaria parasite protein called calcineurin is essential for parasite invasion into red blood cells.

Protein plays unexpected role in embryonic stem cells
Source: Stem Cell Research News From Medical News Today [2015.06.19]
A protein long believed to only guard the nucleus also regulates gene expression and stem cell developmentScientists discovered that a protein called Nup153 (green) control how embryonic stem...

Applying pediatric cholesterol guidelines to adolescents, young adults would significantly increase use of statins among this age group
Source: Cholesterol News From Medical News Today [2015.04.08]
Application of pediatric guidelines for lipid levels for persons 17 to 21 years of age who have elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels would result in statin treatment for more...

Sunburn Pain Discovery Could Benefit Inflammation Conditions
Source: Body Aches News From Medical News Today [2011.07.07]
The discovery that a protein called CXCL5 is responsible for triggering the pain of sunburn may indicate it has a wider role in other inflammation-related conditions.

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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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