Tag: "inflammatory" at medical news
CHEST 2005 abstract highlights
... may not be beneficial in preventing postoperative inflammatory
injury but, instead, may increase adverse outcomes, including, increased bleeding, blood/blood product requirement, and re-exploration. Missing Teeth is an Indicator of Arterial Hardening (Poster 280, Exhibit Hall, Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 12:...
New studies gauge knowledge, attitudes and preferences of patients with irritable bowel syndrome
...lammatory Bowel Disease (30.5 percent). IBD is an inflammatory
condition of the intestine that can result in bleeding, fever, elevation of the white blood cell count, as well as diarrhea and cramping abdominal pain. IBD includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. "This is the first study to assess IBS pati...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for November 2005 (first issue)
...ertain diseases cause the abnormal accumulation of inflammatory
cells in the lungs. As part of the process, white blood cells and protein rich fluid accumulate in the air sacs (alveoli), causing inflammation. When the inflammation persists, the fluid solidifies and scarring or fibrosis replaces lung tissue. T...
Shortness of breath without chest pain can signify the presence of high risk heart disease
...erse outcome. The authors speculated that possibly inflammatory
proteins that are associated with the development of coronary artery disease--proteins that have been associated with malaise and fatigue--may be responsible for the breathing symptom. When the investigators used statistical techniques to adjust for ...
Focus on lung cancer: How to prevent and treat it
...cells that line organs). AA, which is involved in inflammatory
and other processes that regulate organ function, is generated from lipids and is metabolized by cyclooxygenases (COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin) and lipoxygenases (LOX enzymes involve...
Contradictory immune responses explain different therapeutic effects in rheumatoid arthritis
...eumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic and crippling inflammatory
joint, bone and cartilage disease affecting more t...role in RA, resulting in new therapies that target inflammatory
growth factors and a marked improvement in treatment success. However, even though not all RA patie...
Bacterium present in eyes with 'wet' age-related macular degeneration
...GF. The study comes at a time of great interest in inflammatory
mediators of AMD. Over the past seven months, a fl...gene makes a protein that regulates the immune and inflammatory
responses of the body. "Our hypothesis is that C. pneumoniae may be the key link between CFH and AMD...
Fc gamma receptor gene variants associated with rheumatoid arthritis
...nitiation and regulation of many immunological and inflammatory
processes. They also have the ability to bind RA-associated antibodies. This might explain their role in RA pathogenesis....
Bird flu virus triggers worse inflammation in human lung cells than human flu viruses
...t, in human cells, the virus can trigger levels of inflammatory
proteins more than 10 times higher than the common... this balance is likely to lead to an uncontrolled inflammatory
response in the lung and probably explains, at least in part, the severe lung inflammation associate...
Cord blood cells may widen treatment window for stroke
...days following a stroke greatly curbed the brain's inflammatory
response, reducing the size of the stroke and resulting in greatly improved recovery. The rats' inflammatory
response to injury from stroke peaked 48 hours after the brain attack, which was when intravenous de...
How does Mycobacterium tuberculosis infect the lung?
...ed 74 individuals, 40 of whom had TB, 25 had other inflammatory
lung diseases, and 9 had neither active TB nor lung inflammation and served as healthy "controls." The patients underwent a procedure called broncho-alveolar lavage that washes out some of the secretions and cells from the lower respiratory tract. Th...
ANU cancer researcher wins biomedical award
...ns and also helps white cells enter tissues during inflammatory
responses. Professor Parish has developed a synthetic, sugar-based inhibitor of heparanase, called PI-88, which blocks cancer spread and also reduces tumour growth by stopping the growth of new blood vessels in tumours. PI-88 is in commercial develo...
High tech imaging tells the tale of plaque from the inside out
...igh-risk plaques, those with large lipid pools and inflammatory
cells, factors contributing to weakening of the plaque. Plaques that do not display these characteristics are of less risk to the patient." The initial results with TR-LIFS encouraged the researchers to develop an intravascular catheter-based system...
Drug may fight lupus and atherosclerosis simultaneously
...ting of cholesterol in the walls of arteries as an inflammatory
reaction that attracts the disease-fighting macrophages, a type of white blood cell, which then become incorporated with cholesterol deposits to become plaque. The mice that had the TSA injections had a reduction in the gathering of macrophages. Mish...
MabThera A unique approach providing lasting benefits for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
...d B cells. B cells play a key role in the chain of inflammatory
events that ultimately lead to the damage of bone and cartilage in the joints, characteristic of RA. Moreover, MabThera's long-term treatment success was achieved following just 2 administrations, 2 weeks apart, providing a highly convenient regimen....
Mental stress may be another culprit in raising cholesterol levels in healthy adults
...stem's ability to fight colds and increase certain inflammatory
markers but can stress also raise a person's chole...volved examining the participants' cardiovascular, inflammatory
and hemostatic functions before and after their responses to performance on moderately stressful beh...
Hospitalization rates for infectious diseases increase among older adults
... Rates for infections of the heart, infections and inflammatory
reactions to prosthetic devices, and postoperative infections had the most dramatic growths, with increases of approximately 240 percent, 130 percent and 80 percent, respectively. "The hospitalization rate for IDs increased slightly among the older a...
Inflammatory markers may help predict stroke risk in middle-aged people
...ground information in the article. Measurement of inflammatory
markers has been reported to identify individuals ...ston, Texas, and colleagues examined levels of two inflammatory
markers--C-reactive protein (CRP) and the enzyme lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2)--...
UQ scientists break new ground in fight against infection & chronic disease
...velop new treatments for acute infections, chronic inflammatory
diseases and cancer. The research could revolutio...ts for conditions such as bird flu, arthritis, and inflammatory
bowel disease, by using a mechanism that gives the human body a more rapid response to infections. ...
HRCT reveals asthmatic risk long after cat allergen exposure
...to subsequent severe asthma attacks. The prolonged inflammatory
lung reaction is both clinically silent and poorly detectable with conventional pulmonary function tests. However, Dr. Allen and colleagues have developed a new high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) technique that examines the function of small ...
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