Tag: "rheumatoid" at medical news
Researchers Identify Candidate Immunosuppressant With Fewer Side Effects
...nses, such as asthma, inflammation, allergies, and rheumatoid
arthritis.Their findings are published in the April 24 Molecular Cell. The two main immunosuppressant drugs used today, cyclosporin A andFK506, prevent the rejection of foreign organs or bone marrow by disrupting thesignaling pathway that ac...
Immunosuppressive Treatment Is Important For Sufferers Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
(Disease and risk of lymphoma in patients with rheumatoid
arthritis: nested case-control study) Patients with rheumatoid
arthritis have been shown to have an increased risk of developing cancers, but the reasons for this ...
Studies Indicate An Effective Treatment For Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
...ctors for a number ofmedical conditions, including rheumatoid
arthritis, asthma and inflammatorybowel disease," Saag said. "While steroids are effective in treating thesediseases, osteoporosis is often an unavoidable, yet serious, long-term sideeffect." Patients in the studies received either an oral dose of a...
Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser
... of34 and 84, all diagnosed with moderately severe rheumatoid
arthritis. "We selected that illness because we expected medication adherence to be verygood," says Park. "Taking the medications commonly prescribed leads to realrelief from pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. And that gives people a strongmotiva...
Changing Drug Delivery For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Increases Effectiveness, Lowers Costs
... methotrexate, topatients who suffer from juvenile rheumatoid
arthritis or rheumatoid
arthritisby injection, rather than orally, significantly improved the patients' healthand at a drama...
Pursuing The Next Generation Of Arthritis Treatment
... arecurrently underway. One involves patients with rheumatoid
arthritis, which isthe most crippling form of the ...aid. Additional clinical trials for lupus, rheumatoid
arthritis andosteoarthritis are expected to be launched in the first half of 1999 at theRosalind Rus...
Hopkins Researchers Develop New Therapy For Autoimmune Disorders Such As Rheumatoid Arthritis And Lupus
...ly untreatable forms ofautoimmune disorderssuch as rheumatoid
arthritis, lupus and hemolytic anemia. Their findings are reported in the December 15, 1998 issue of Annals ofInternalMedicine. Of eight patients treated in the study with stand-alone high dosecyclophosphamide, fivereported complete remissi...
ENBREL (Etanercept) Patient And Physician Support Web Site Launched
...BREL is used to treat moderatelyto severely active rheumatoid
arthritis in people who have not adequatelyrespond...d. Approximately 2.1 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid
arthritis, anautoimmune disease that can strike at any age and affects three times as manywomen as m...
IOM Report Offers New Look At U.S. Vaccine Priorities
...es therapeuticvaccines for three chronic diseases: rheumatoid
arthritis, multiple sclerosisand insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Dr. Rabinovich says it is notsurprising that these three vaccines fared well in the model. The diseases theytarget affect large numbers of people; a therapeutic vaccine has a wel...
Positive Results Of Pivotal Phase III Trial With ENBREL In Patients With Early, Active Rheumatoid Arthritis
...tive RA SEATTLE - In patients with early, active rheumatoid
arthritis (RA), the primaryendpoints from a Phase ...signs and symptoms ofmoderately to severely active rheumatoid
arthritis in patients who have aninadequate response to one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic...
ENBREL (Etanercept) Receives FDA Approval For Treatment Of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
...ly to severely activepolyarticular-course juvenile rheumatoid
arthritis (JRA) in patients who havehad an inadequ... for thetreatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid
arthritis in adults. ENBREL has been granted orphan drug designation by the FDA for the treatment of...
Study suggests a drug treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms
...s for patients with gingivitis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid
arthritis,three connective tissue diseases. "We were interested because our group operateson 150 to 200 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms each year, and the numberis growing," Thompson says. "So we see a great need for a preventive treatmentot...
ENBREL application for early, active rheumatoid arthritis filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
...mber 2, 1998 to treat moderately to severelyactive rheumatoid
arthritis in patients who have an inadequate respo...ly toseverely active polyarticular-course juvenile rheumatoid
arthritis. This new filing for ENBREL to slow the progression of rheumatoid
arthritis andto treat t...
New biological target identified for cholesterol-lowering drugs
... disease in the same way that we currentlyconsider rheumatoid
arthritis to be an inflammatory condition," Ridker says. "Atherosclerosis is a life-long process, and we've learned that the long-termuse of statins or other cholesterol-lowering drugs can greatly reducecardiovascular risk," he says. "Our data sugges...
Stress may increase susceptibility to infectious disease
...nd diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid
arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatorybowel disease, psoriasis and cancer....
Combination immune therapy kills melanoma in mice
...in thisprocess." Other autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid
arthritis, lupus andmultiple sclerosis. Allison explained that the flip side of tumor immunity is autoimmunity, sincetumor cells, arise from normal cells and therefore differ little from othercells in the body. "The body is trying to balance recogni...
One of first bone marrow transplants for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in the United States is approved for Oregon girl
...n the Pacific Northwest to be approvedfor juvenile rheumatoid
arthritis (PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Bone marro...by her KaiserPermanente pediatrician with juvenile rheumatoid
arthritis, an autoimmunedisease where her own white blood cells attack the healthy cells in her join...
University Of Wisconsin to launch center to study how emotions affect health
...with two debilitating conditions, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid
arthritis,with the goal of determining the benefits of maintaining a positive emotionaloutlook. In a second phase of the study, half the women in each group will be taught aspecial type of meditation. Differences will be compared between the two gro...
U.S., Mexican scientific societies honor former Penn State professor
... oral contraceptives and cortisone, a treatmentfor rheumatoid
arthritis. The American Chemical Society and the M...ntraceptive, and cortisone, a steroid used totreat rheumatoid
arthritis. Russell Marker dropped out of public life in the 1950s, but re-emerged to acceptawards f...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet - October 5, 1999
...ansplant from Twin A man with severe adult-onset rheumatoid
arthritis received high-dosechemotherapy followed by stem-cell transplantation from his healthy identicaltwin (Brief Communications, p. 507). This is believed to be the first case ofits kind. The patient remains free of symptoms two years later. Alth...
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