Does anyone know what antibiotic or the delivery method they use to treat this. It seems to be pretty nasty and tough to treat and keeps popping up. It would seem it would fall under the NTM catagory somewhere. Maybe it is a totally different bug to deal with. I was just wondering if it would be on Insmed's radar.
Insulin-like Growth Factor-binding Protein 3 (IGFBP-3) Blood Test
Measure this protein which is the major carrier of IGFs in plasma.
Preparation No fasting required
Test Type Blood
Test Results 3-4 days
Also Known As: IGFBP-3
Approximately 95% of the IGF-I and IGF-II are bound to IGFBP-3, which makes this protein the major carrier of IGFs in plasma. One of the principal functions of binding proteins is to extend the half-life of the IGFs from eight minutes to several hours. In this way, IGFBP-3 acts as a stabilizer, providing a constant level of IGF. The serum level of IGFBP-3 appears to be a constant over 24 hours and the protein was found to be growth hormone (GH) dependent, which makes the detection of IGFBP-3 very useful in the evaluation of growth hormone secretion. Single IGFBP-3 measurements correlate significantly with the logarithm of the integrated spontaneous GH secretions.
Advantages of IGFBP-3 over IGF-1 are the higher levels in young children which gives a better discrimination between normal and subnormal levels. The IGFBP-3 assay is also used to diagnose children with short stature having normal GH levels. Some children with short stature give subnormal IGF-I levels despite normal GH levels. IGFBP-3 was found to be a more reliable parameter for monitoring the efficacy of therapy; therefore, it is a useful adjunct to the measurement of IGF-I.
This is just a sample of the blood tests measuring BP-3 levels in the blood. The thing to take note of is how important it is to keep things running smoothly and balanced. We will start hearing more about it as we approach 2017 and the end of patent issues.
PS- Somebody is brewing this stuff up somewhere. Iplex keeps popping up in stamina trials etc....