Tag: "psoriasis" at medical news

Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases

...mise as a new treatment for skin disorders such as psoriasis and dandruff, Medical College of Georgia researche... research is important because some treatments for psoriasis and dandruff can have dangerous side effects, he says. The traditional treatment of ultraviolet li...

Aluminum foil lamps outshine incandescent lights

...peutic bandages to treat certain diseases such as psoriasis that can be driven into remission by narrow-spectrum ultraviolet light, Eden said....

Psoriasis associated with increased risk for heart attack

...Several hospital-based studies have indicated that psoriasis is associated with a higher prevalence of cardiova...etermine the risk of heart attack in patients with psoriasis when controlling for major cardiovascular risk factors. The study, which included a total of 556,995...

Penn researchers find psoriasis patients at increased risk for heart attack

...ical abnormalities that lead to the development of psoriasis suggest that these patients may be at increased ri...Several hospital-based studies have indicated that psoriasis is associated with a higher prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, including MI," said Gelfand. "How...

New data reinforce safety profile of ENBREL (etanercept)

... Greece, 5 October 2006 -- There was good news for psoriasis patients today as the latest study confirming the ... medicine, which acts on one of the root causes of psoriasis by targeting one of the key mediators of the inflammatory process. It is the number one biologic p...

Cancer drug may be remedy for rheumatoid arthritis, Stanford study finds

...in other autoimmune diseases, such as scleroderma, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease. Gleevec's potent...been a published case study of Gleevec alleviating psoriasis in a cancer patient. Robinson said he hopes that in the near future, clinical trials will be conduct...

Short-term topical corticosteroid use may offer relief for patients with acute form of psoriasis

...less potent agent for patients with intertriginous psoriasis (IP), according to a study published in the Septem...flammatory skin disease. In a subset of patients, psoriasis is located in the intertriginous areas, including the skin folds of the underarms, breasts, groin, b...

'Allergy cells' can aggravate cancer and psoriasis

...he mast cells can also contribute to diseases like psoriasis and cancer. Mast cells are most known for their ...e part played by the mast cell in atopical eczema, psoriasis and Hodgkins Lymphoma," says Mr Nilsson. "We hope that our research will make it possible for scient...

NICE gives backing for the use of advanced biological therapies to treat severe psoriasis

...erapy, after years of trying every other available psoriasis treatment: "For many years, I tried every suitable...test research has dismissed the preconception that psoriasis is merely a skin complaint, with recent data showing that severe psoriasis can affect a patient's qu...

New biomarkers for improving treatment of spondylarthritis

...spondylitis (AS) and the arthritis associated with psoriasis and inflammatory bowel diseases, primarily affecting peripheral joints. For an international alliance of researchers, synovial tissue analysis presented an ideal vehicle for identifying biomarkers of SpA. Their findings, featured in the June 2006 i...

JCI table of contents, April 20, 2006

... Show me some skin: Failed wound healing promotes psoriasis Inflammatory skin disorders result in many changes to the skin surface, one of which is an impairment of the epidermal barrier that protects the body from an often hostile environment. Now, in a study appearing online on April 20 in advance of prin...

Defective immune system response to smallpox vaccine detailed in new study

...amples from healthy volunteers and from those with psoriasis reacted by producing more LL-37. As a result, the replication of the virus was controlled and eventually halted. In contrast, LL-37 production was minimal in skin samples from people with atopic dermatitis and vaccinia replication was poorly controll...

Smoking associated with severity of psoriasis

... both smoking and obesity are more prevalent among psoriasis patients, according to two studies in the December... red plaques on the surface of the skin. Although psoriasis is not a life-threatening disease, the disability experienced by patients with psoriasis is comparab...

Drug for psoriasis may also relieve depression and fatigue linked to the disease

A drug used to treat the clinical symptoms of psoriasis may also relieve fatigue and depression associated...ecruited over 600 patients with moderate to severe psoriasis from centers in the US and Canada; half received twice weekly doses of the drug for 12 weeks and hal...

GroPep to pursue promising asthma drug following preclinical study results

...of its T-cell peptide drug candidate, in models of psoriasis and asthma. GroPep will undertake a market feasib...reating asthma but had little effect in a model of psoriasis when applied to the skin, even in an efficient formulation. As a result, the Company will direct its...

Trial demonstrates new drug's effectiveness against psoriasis

... disease, but its safety and effectiveness against psoriasis has been unclear until now. Professor Christopher ...ues recruited 378 patients with moderate to severe psoriasis to intravenously receive infliximab or placebo at 0, 2, and 6 weeks, then every 8 weeks until week 4...

Study provides guidelines for treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

...hips; and psoriatic arthritis, where children have psoriasis in addition to swollen joints. Dr. Laxer and Dr. Philip D. Hashkes of the Cleveland Clinic examined more than 279 clinical studies undertaken between 1966 and 2005 to identify the most effective practices for treating the five most common types of J...

GroPep licenses technology to TGR BioSciences

...ts PV903 for recurrent miscarriage and PP0102 for psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases. This arrangement will allow continued development of the WGFE technology by a third party."Dr Leanna Read, Managing Director of TGR said "In addition to the oral mucositis project, this new license combined with intelle...

GroPep news: Key psoriasis patent granted in Japan and new asthma patent filed for GroPep drug

...overing the active ingredient of its developmental psoriasis drug, PP0102. The world market for psoriasis drugs is more than US$1 billion annually. The patent news is significant because Japan is a major ph...

Pilot studies to look at how mind drives or prevents disease

...whether stress and lack of sleep precede bursts of psoriasis in patients in her dermatology clinic. Psoriasis i...n the immune system. Patients with severe, chronic psoriasis report that stress and sleep loss trigger flares of skin lesions. Sleep disruptions may be more comm...

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