Tag: "immunoglobulin" at medical news
Unexpected target may unlock the door to fighting sepsis
...lth System, found that septic rats injected withan immunoglobulin
(IgG) antibody against C5a had powerful protection againstsepsis. In the group of rats treated with the antibody against C5a, more thanhalf survived. By contrast, in a second group treated with standardimmunoglobulin, only 5 percent survived. "This s...
Medical tip sheet for June 4 (a)
... Los Angeles. Consisting of infusion ofintravenous immunoglobulin
(IVIG), it appears to be helpful in preventingrejection in difficult cases when other medications have failed, according toStanley C. Jordan, M.D., director of Pediatric Nephrology and TransplantImmunology, and medical director of the Renal Transplan...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
... the country. The therapy, infusion of intravenous immunoglobulin
(IVIG), appears to behelpful in preventing rejecti...ding organisms called antigens. Aprocessed form of immunoglobulin
made from blood plasma can be administered tobolster the body's natural levels. For transplant speci...
Researchers At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Develop Method To Detect A Deadly Complication Of Pediatric Transplantation
...that supportthe immune system, such as intravenous immunoglobulin
(IVIG) therapy. Patients who will develop PTLD - a complication that affects less than onepercent of adult transplant recipients - generally do so within six to 12 monthsof transplantation....
Sex Can Boost The Immune System
...obust our immune systems are by measuringlevels of immunoglobulin
A (IgA), an antigen found in saliva and mucosallinings. "IgA is the first line of defence against colds and flu," says CarlCharnetski of Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre. IgA binds to pathogens at allthe points of entry to the body, then calls on th...
Intravenous Immunoglobulin Reduces Steroid Insensitivity, Hospitalizations Of
People With Severe Asthma, According To National Jewish Research
...nd less time in thehospital when using intravenous immunoglobulin
(IVIG) in conjunction withsteroids, according to research published today in the Journal of Allergy andClinical Immunology. Researchers found that during the 6-month study, patients had fewerhospitalizations for asthma attacks than in the 6 months pr...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...arison group received AZT and standard intravenous immunoglobulin
(IVIG) that does not contain HIV antibodies. Altho... whether passive immunization by administration of immunoglobulin
may provide some benefit in reducing perinatal transmission. Therefore, further study in appropriat...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
... in their cell-mediated immunity but also in their immunoglobulin
and antibody production (humoral immunity). "In this study, we have identified a subpopulation of HIV-infected infants with an immunophenotype resembling that of patients with the DiGeorge syndrome," the authors report. "Our findings suggest that t...