Tag: "inflammatory" at medical news
Study shows Actonel reduces vertebral fracture risk 70 percent in patients on chronic steroid therapy
...s. Glucocorticoids are a primary therapy for many inflammatory
and autoimmune diseases including asthma and rheu...s are used to treat a wide variety of allergic and inflammatory
diseases and are prescribed by a wide variety of physicians, both specialists and generalists. Gluco...
DFG to support twelve new Clinical Research Units
...proved:molecular mechanisms of opioid analgesia in inflammatory
pain, FU Berlinbiomechanics and biology of bone healing: individual, strain-appropriate osteosynthesis, Humboldt University, Berlinosteogenic stem cell differentiation and therapy of bone loss, Wrzburg Universityimmune pathogenesis and intervention ...
Scientists find biological key to 'wasting syndrome'
... weight loss and weakness in patients with chronic inflammatory
diseases and often hastens their death. The findings, published in the December 3 issue of the European Molecular Biology Organization Journal, may lead to new drugs to ease the debilitating effects of cancer, AIDS, and other serious degenerative i...
IUD still on the shelf for most women, survey shows
... of litigation and a belief that IUDs cause pelvic inflammatory
disease are reasons that IUDs are so rarely used i...t myth about todays IUDs is that they cause pelvic inflammatory
disease, or PID, which was linked in the 1970s to the Dalkon Shield IUD. It is exposure to sexually ...
Fever immediately after heart bypass surgery associated with cognitive decline
...hyperthermia is not clearly understood, the body's inflammatory
response to surgery itself, which is particularly pronounced following bypass surgery, is likely involved, he said. To determine whether this phenomenon has any negative impacts on a patient's cognitive function after surgery, the Duke team studied ...
CRP provides another reason to lose weight and gain heart health
...eb. 5 Losing weight may lower blood levels of the inflammatory
marker called C-reactive protein (CRP), a factor a...ry is particularly compelling. The hypothesis that inflammatory
factors (particularly interleukin-6 and TNF-alpha) mediate the link between fat accumulation and pla...
Cancer-causing drug safe and effective in treating eye disease
...ion people in the United States suffer from ocular inflammatory
disorders such as uveitis, according to statistics on blindness and blinding diseases compiled by the University of Washington. Uveitis is estimated to cause 10 percent to 15 percent of blindness in this country....
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February (first issue)
...onse to inhaled AMP more closely reflects allergic inflammatory
responses in the lower airways when compared with ...actors related to the expression of BHR is ongoing inflammatory
processes in the airway wall. Histamine and methacholine are the most commonly used trigger tests to...
New study confirms periodontal disease linked to heart disease
...xplaining the abnormally high blood levels of some inflammatory
markers or endotoxemia observed in patients with periodontal disease." Researchers studied 67 patients of whom 42 were diagnosed with moderate to severe periodontitis and the remaining 25 patients were healthy individuals who had never received peri...
Science backs Cod Liver Oil as cure for arthritis
...gery. Cod Liver Oils reputation for relieving the inflammatory
processes involved in rheumatoid arthritis, a dise...reverse, the action of the degradative enzymes and inflammatory
factors affecting the tissue. Adds Professor Harwood, This is where science and old wives tales coin...
Nicotine withdrawal woes shown to be similar to inflammatory response
...lar to those experienced by patients undergoing an inflammatory
response suggesting that anti-inflammatory medica...ve symptoms including depression by reducing the inflammatory
response, we may be able to increase the likelihood that heavy or moderate smokers can successfully ...
Scleroderma research receives a boost from multiple NIH grants
...ect uses a mouse model to study the early inflammatory
events of skin fibrosis. This research will facilitate the early diagnosis of scleroderma so that treatment can be more effective. The mouse model allows investigators to test inhibitors to inflammation in animals before testing them in huma...
UM researchers use 'artificial intelligence' for first time to diagnose colon tumors
...s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two forms of inflammatory
bowel disease (IBD), have an increased risk of developing cancer, but the cancer can be one of two forms. "Sporadic," or common, colon cancers can often be removed without radical surgery, while IBD-related growths and cancers are much more aggressiv...
Immune system in hamsters bolstered during winter, especially in times of stress, study finds
... to determine the vigor of the inflammatory
immune reaction. Results showed that immune cells rushed out of the bloodstream, presumably to the site where the antigen was placed on the skin. However, among hamsters living in shorter-d...
Emory studies COGNIShunt device for Alzheimer's treatment
...rocess slows. "Past research shows that toxic and inflammatory
substances are found in the cerebrospinal fluid of...ment and to test the hypothesis that the toxic and inflammatory
factors in CSF contribute to the pathology of Alzheimers disease. An Alzheimers researcher for 15 ye...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 2, 2002
...is present in the blood during many infectious and inflammatory
diseases, such as arthritis. Elevated levels of CRP indicate that a person may have a disease that deserves medical attention. High-fat meal increased triglyceride levels and reduced blood flow The small blood vessels in the heart normally incr...
Survival benefit for rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with methotrexate
...e of THE LANCET. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory
disease which results in reduced life-expectancy and is associated with cardiovascular disease, infection, and cancer. Low-dose methotrexate is the main choice of antirheumatic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, although its effect on mortality for pa...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April (first issue)
...choalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) is associated with inflammatory
response in the lower airways. BALF is a procedur...hogens found in the lower airways and the level of inflammatory
cells and mediators. Thestudy appears in the first issue for April of the American Thoracic Society...
Study confirms seasonal fluctuation in immunity-generating cells among MS patients
...s that surround nerve fibers. As the result of the inflammatory
process, lesions (called plaques) develop in the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms like numbness or tingling, weakness or unsteady gait may go away or may remain after an attack. The symptoms may get progressively worse over time. For individuals with ...
CRP levels predict risk of sudden death
...ponse to acute infection, trauma, burns, and other inflammatory
conditions. It is also released into the bloodstr...es from 302 autopsies of men and women lacking any inflammatory
conditions other than atherosclerosis. These included 73 deaths from arterial blockages caused by p...
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