hydroxychloroquine (06-8-2017)

Generic Name: hydroxychloroquine Trade Name: Plaquenil® How is this drug used? Plaquenil is used to for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), some symptoms of lupus, childhood arthritis (JIA), and other autoimmune diseases. It is also used for... Continue Reading

Halaven® (05-10-2016)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Eribulin Trade Name: Halaven® For which conditions is this drug approved? Halaven is approved for metastatic breast cancer patients who have had at least two chemotherapy regimens for metastatic disease, including... Continue Reading

HLA Typing (12-22-2015)

HLA stands for human leukocyte antigen. Human leukocyte antigens are protein molecules that are inherited. HLA typing is the process of testing blood or other tissue samples from a patient who needs a transplant and from any potential donor to see how... Continue Reading

Hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) (12-22-2015)

HCT is the general term for all transplants of stem cells, regardless of the source of the stem cells. Stem cells used in transplants may be collected from bone marrow; from blood circulating around the body, called peripheral blood; or from blood collected... Continue Reading

Haploidentical transplant (12-22-2015)

A transplant using stem cells from a donor whose HLA type is a half-match for the recipient. This may be an option for people who need a transplant but have not been able to find a more closely matched donor in typically occurs from a family member.  Read More →

Humira® (12-16-2015)

Class: Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) Generic Name: Adalimumab Trade Name: Humira® For which conditions is this drug approved? Humira is approved to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA), alone or with methotrexate... Continue Reading

HLA type (12-7-2015)

a unique set of HLA proteins on a person’s white blood cells. HLA types differ among people just like blood types differ among people. HLA testing is used to determine a person’s HLA type. HLA testing is done before a type of treatment that transfers... Continue Reading

HER2-positive (08-21-2015)

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Hiatal hernia (10-29-2014)

Abnormal bulge or protrusion of a portion of the stomach through a hole in the diaphragm where the esophagus and the stomach join.  Read More →

Hepatitis (10-29-2014)

A disease in which the liver is inflamed. A viral infection is usually the cause of hepatitis, although sometimes toxins or drugs are the cause.  Read More →

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