Tag: "inflammatory" at medical news
Social support linked to prognostic marker for ovarian cancer
...lood and in the vicinity of the tumor. IL-6 is an inflammatory
cytokine that in healthy young people is almost undetectable. Levels of IL-6 increase with age, chronic psychological stress, and disease. Previous studies in humans and laboratory animals have shown IL-6 levels are also influenced by behavioral fact...
Smoking and inflammation
...Nutrition Examination Survey. They found that the inflammatory
markers, C-reactive protein, white blood cell coun...ressure. However, by five years after quitting the inflammatory
response had returned to normal, emphasising that it is well worth smokers quitting....
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are more at risk of coronary artery disease
...hors of the study suggest that the high numbers of inflammatory
T cells found in RA arthritis patients may cause t.... Complications from atherosclerosis occur when an inflammatory
lesion of T cells and other white blood cells accumulate in the inner layers of arteries. Elevated l...
Researchers discover novel pathway of inflammation that contributes to lung damage in CF patients
...e good targets for neutralization and blocking the inflammatory
response," said Dr. Kolls adding that "this resear... we may also be able to inhibit IL-8, a well-known inflammatory
instigator in CF, since our laboratory studies suggest expression of this cytokine is dependant on I...
Weight-loss surgery produces unexpected drop in heart disease risk, Stanford researchers find
...tomach might induce some changes in both lipid and inflammatory
metabolism," Morton said. The lowering of cardiac risk factors was especially compelling given the patients' dire condition before their surgery, Williams said. "The study showed that these patients were at great risk of heart disease before their su...
Benefits of nitric oxide vary in preemies, Stanford/Packard researchers say
... most oxygenated areas of the lung and to decrease inflammatory
responses that make the lungs less efficient. However, because research suggested it can also increase the already significant risk of brain hemorrhage in premature infants, physicians have been very cautious about its use, fearing the potential bene...
Potent spice works to block growth of melanoma in lab test
...), a powerful protein known to promote an abnormal inflammatory
response that leads to a variety of disorders, including arthritis and cancer. The study is the latest to suggest that curcumin has potent anticancer powers, say the researchers. "The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties of...
Lorenzo's oil shows promise in reducing risk of debilitating disease in genetic disorder
...rease in the C26:0 level could protect against the inflammatory
cerebral disease," the authors report. "We recommend that LO therapy be offered to male patients with ALD who are neurologically asymptomatic, have normal brain MRI results, and are at risk of developing CERALD," the authors conclude. "This recommend...
Laparoscopic surgery associated with reduced inflammatory response
...sive colorectal surgery may have a less pronounced inflammatory
response and less of a suppressing effect on the i...as well as levels of two molecules involved in the inflammatory
response, interleukin 6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP). The researchers found that although the...
Minimally invasive solid tumor biopsy may replace surgery to get diagnostic specimens
...icity of 100%. These "false tumors" were caused by inflammatory
or infectious processes rather than cancer, the researchers say. In addition, examination of biopsy samples obtained percutaneously led to the incorrect diagnosis of "no cancer" in only two thyroid carcinoma cases, for an accuracy of 98%. The resear...
'Good' bacteria helps ease pain of colitis
...been flagged as potential culprits in the cause of inflammatory
diseases of the bowel, in this case, the ingestion...lecules in the intestine. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory
bowel disease that affects the large intestine (colon) and causes acute bloody diarrhea, sever stoma...
MR spectroscopy helps identify cancerous breast tumors
... cancer, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and certain inflammatory
and ischemic diseases. Generally used for the brain, spectroscopy poses no known health risk to patients and typically adds only seven to 10 minutes to the MR procedure. For the study, four radiologists evaluated 55 breast MR imaging cases that h...
Chronic sinus infection thought to be tissue issue, Mayo Clinic scientists show it's snot
... about the origin of chronic sinus infection: that inflammatory
cells break down, releasing toxic proteins into th...ng the mucus, which is loaded with toxins from the inflammatory
cells, rather than the tissue during surgery. Leaving the mucus behind might predispose patients for...
Anti-inflammatory function of Alzheimer's disease drugs revealed
... and there is a reduction of the production of the inflammatory
material, interleukin-1, and its destructive influ...l block even more efficiently and specifically the inflammatory
and destructive activity of inteleukin-1," Prof. Yirmiya stressed. "Beyond that, it is likely that...
Cannabis-based drugs could offer new hope for inflammatory bowel disease patients
...nce that cannabis relieves some of the symptoms of inflammatory
bowel disease (IBD) have discovered a potential new target for cannabis-derived drugs for treatment of the disease. This finding, published in the journal Gastroenterology today (Monday 1 August), could bring new hope for the UK's 90,000 - 180,000 su...
High insulin levels increase inflammatory markers and beta-amyloids, may contribute to Alzheimer's
... elevated levels of insulin increase the levels of inflammatory
markers and beta-amyloid in plasma and in cerebros...insulinemia are associated with elevated levels of inflammatory
markers and increase the risk for Alzheimer disease (AD). Inflammation has been proposed as a key p...
Study: Brain structures contribute to asthma
...and emotional turmoil adversely affect people with inflammatory
diseases like asthma. And signs of inflammation have been shown to affect the brain. But until now, nobody knew exactly what brain circuits were involved in these seemingly intertwined emotional and immune events or how the circuits might influence t...
$1.3 million NIH grant awarded to Florida Tech chemistry professor
...llow Dr. Rokach to continue his studies on chronic inflammatory
diseases. Rokach's research will focus on the enzy...tes, which contributes to such diseases as asthma, inflammatory
bowel disease and psoriasis. The research will center on the design and synthesis of radio- and phot...
New study shows SARS can infect brain tissue
...e of the viral infection in the brain, where their inflammatory
effects may have done more harm than good. There are a few possibilities for curbing Mig's possible role in causing brain damage in SARS patients with central nervous system infection, according to lead author Jun Xu, PhD, of the Guangzhou Institute...
Gaps in intestinal barrier could cause Crohn's disease
...gaps in the intestinal barrier could be a cause of inflammatory
diseases of the gut such as Crohn's Disease. Thei...eatment of patients with diseases like Crohn's an inflammatory
bowel disorder that causes severe ulceration in the intestine, leading to pain, bleeding and diarrho...
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