Tag: "inflammatory" at medical news

Jefferson researcher's results show promise for metastatic eye melanoma

...led macrophages and dendritic cells to produce an inflammatory reaction, and it's hoped, fight the cancer. In th...s, he notes, because "If the GM-CSF is working, an inflammatory response should be seen in the liver tumor." The next step in the future, he says, would be to condu...

Study shows grapefruit extract can heal stomach ulcers

...t buildup in liver cells), alcoholic hepatitis (an inflammatory condition) or cirrhosis (replacement of normal tissue with fibrous scar tissue). Male and female rats were divided into groups and given either no alcohol (IC) or alcohol (AF) in a higher carbohydrate diet (LDC) or a low-carb, higher fat diet (NFO...

Newly discovered 'branding' process helps immune system cells pick their fights

...hat when antigen-presenting cells are activated by inflammatory factors or microbial products, they start putting out chemically unstable compounds such as nitric oxide and superoxide. Together, these compounds generate peroynitrate, a highly potent chemical that modifies many proteins. Unanue's group showed tha...

Pilot studies to look at how mind drives or prevents disease

...edictor of heart failure. Do high blood levels of inflammatory signaling chemicals like interleukins contribute to both depression and heart disease? Does depression predict heart failure? Fifty patients from the Strong Memorial Hospital Cardiology Clinic and the Highland Hospital Family Medicine Clinic will be ...

Small, open-label study shows potential use of novel antibiotic rifaximin for Crohn's disease

...n in the induction and maintenance of remission of inflammatory bowel disease, as well as the optimal dosing sched...ded clinical studies. Crohn's Disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines and is frequently referred to as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It pri...

Measuring hormone cuts antibiotic use in half in pneumonia patients

...cterial infection but not viral infection or other inflammatory diseases, Dr. Tamm and colleagues decided to study whether measuring levels of the hormone could eliminate or reduce antibiotic use in patients with bacterial pneumonia. Results of the blood test that measures procalcitonin levels can be obtained in ...

Immune factor GM-CSF significantly improves Crohn's disease symptoms

...ouis, a co-author of the current study. A chronic inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's usually affects the small i... occurring in Crohn's patients, with the excessive inflammatory response actually resulting from an unsuspected defect in innate immunity. To test this concept, th...

Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference

...ed by immune system cells called macrophages. This inflammatory process weakens the plaque's thin, fibrous cap, of...is believed to be the first documentation that the inflammatory cells, macrophages, can be detected in human atherosclerotic plaque using TR-LIFS. In a study of pla...

Better screening for sexual and physical abuse could improve the health of minority adolescent women

...iseases which places them at higher risk of pelvic inflammatory disease and HIV/STD, a recent study shows. Accor...adolescents with STD at even higher risk of pelvic inflammatory disease and HIV/STD. Adverse long term effects of pelvic inflammatory disease include chronic pain ...

Knee injury causes decrease in lubrication, has implications for arthritis

...s of a knee injury, but rather a common feature in inflammatory conditions, both acute and chronic," the paper states. In order to measure the breakdown of lubricin, researchers developed a simple test that can be performed in any hospital laboratory, Jay says. Previously, friction tests were conducted with compl...

New insights into role of tumor necrosis factor on sex hormone production in rheumatoid arthritis

...and the understanding of TNF's function in chronic inflammatory diseases, researchers at University Hospital Regen... nature of inflammation in RA from the most common inflammatory disease: osteoarthritis (OA). To get a clear picture of how TNF affects hormone production a...

'Dr. Chef' improves quality of life for patients

...lop a cooking workshop for patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Patients that suffer from this disease need to follow a difficult diet whose main restriction is low fiber content. In the special workshop for these patients, they were taught not only the theory of how to tailor a diet to their...

New hope for treating heart rhythm irregularity that often follows surgery

...es in the electrical properties of the atria. The inflammatory response consists of alterations in blood flow, in...on of the heart tissue while preserving the normal inflammatory response in the rest of the body. "Our hope is that we can soon bring this treatment to the operati...

Johns Hopkins study shows home test kits highly effective against sexually transmitted diseases

...oms, putting them at extremely high risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, a condition that can leave a woman infertile from resulting scar tissue. "Many of these hidden and untreated cases occur in women who lack health insurance and cannot afford to pay for tests or regular check-ups, the easiest way to detect t...

Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting

...rs. In addition, concentrations of IFN-α, an inflammatory substance that indicates trauma (e.g., from treatment), decreased in exercisers but increased in non-exercisers during the first three months. Another assay suggested that lymphocytes damaged or killed by therapy were replaced with new and responsiv...

Chronic infection may contribute to frailty in older women

...d high levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), a marker of inflammatory response, were even more likely to be frail than those who had either alone. "It is not clear why, with age, some people become frail, but frailty has been linked to inflammation," said Heidi N. Schmaltz, MDCM, lead author of the study. "Patients who...

Exercise helps recovery from chemotherapy for breast cancer

...on-exercisers. Additionally, concentrations of an inflammatory substance (IFN-_) that indicates trauma such as that caused by cancer treatment decreased in the exercisers but increased in the non-exercisers during the first three months. Another assay suggested that lymphocytes damaged or killed by cancer thera...

Research linking obesity and asthma shows weight reduction may provide therapy for asthma sufferers

...men is an important source of eotaxin, which is an inflammatory mediator that is known to play a key role in asthm... eotaxin levels. This shows that eotaxin and other inflammatory mediators may link obesity to asthma, and targeting adiposity/eotaxin may have benefit in obese asth...

Variations in four inflammatory genes may predispose Mexican Americans to insulin resistance

...tance. "This study is the first to show that four inflammatory pathway genes IL4, IL4R, IL6 and C5 contribute t..., our group wanted to investigate whether specific inflammatory genes might be involved," Rotter said. To determine whether specific variations in the genes that ...

Teen-agers with Type 1 diabetes already developing cardiovascular disease

...rkers, such as fibrinogen, may indicate heightened inflammatory processes along the artery walls and more imminent risk of cardiovascular disease. However, researchers found no relationship between levels of these markers and IMT in the teen-agers. Researchers also are unsure why the teen-age girls with type 1 di...

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