NovoSeven Proves Effective in the Treatment of Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Susan Farley
Published Online: Friday, October 1, 2004

Patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) who were treated with the recombinant hemostatic agent NovoSeven showed a significant reduction in hematoma growth, compared with those taking placebo. These results were from the largest clinical trial ever conducted on drugs used to treat ICH. Patients in the NovoSeven group showed improved neurologic and functional outcome, which led researchers to believe that there was a lasting benefit in terms of reduced disability and dependency on help.

In North America, Europe, and Japan, there are approximately 250,000 people who have experienced ICH (hemorrhagic stroke), which is the least treatable form of stroke. These patients face severe disability and high mortality. Until the NovoSeven study, there had been no proven treatment for ICH, and NovoSeven had been used primarily for treating bleeding episodes in hemophilia patients.

Latest Articles
A pharmacy robber not only left his fingerprints behind at a pharmacy—he also dropped his wallet containing his identification as he made his escape.
Janssen Research and Development LLC has submitted a new drug application to the FDA for canagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended release (Invokamet XR).
Treating chronic pulmonary obstructive disease with both inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilators remains controversial, but new evidence suggests that this controller combination could reduce mortality risk.
Beverly Schaefer, RPh, of Katterman's Sand Point Pharmacy in Seattle, Washington, shares some fun tips on how to encourage patients who travel to come to your pharmacy for supplies.
Latest Issues