Navigation Links
A step forward in the treatment of chronic urticaria
Date:3/20/2013

This press release is available in Spanish.

Barcelona, 20th March 2013.- An international study involving dermatologists from the Hospital del Mar and Spanish subjects has concluded that a drug normally used to treat severe bronchial asthma caused by allergies (Omalizumab) rapidly eliminates the symptoms of spontaneous chronic urticaria, a development that it is expected will significantly improve the quality of life of chronic urticaria sufferers.

Spontaneous chronic urticaria, one of the most common skin diseases, consists of an abrupt reaction that results in hives or stains of different shapes and sizes on the surface of the skin that grow and produce a very intense itch. Sufferers can develop dozens of hives each day for months or years. When the condition persists for more than 6 weeks, it is referred to as chronic urticaria and can last between approximately 5 and 10 years, adversely affecting the quality of life of the sufferer in both physical and emotional terms.

Approximately 50% of urticaria patients do not respond to treatment with standard doses of non-sedative antihistamines, and require a heavier dose of antihistamines. Some people even require immunosupressors, such as corticoids and cyclosporine A, to control the condition. These immunosupressors have significant side effects.

The study, in which Dr. Ana Gimnez Arnau, a dermatologist at the Hospital del Mar and researcher with the group conducting research on inflammatory dermatological diseases at the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) was involved alongside institutions from Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom, demonstrated that Omalizumab, a biological treatment that prevents immunoglobulin E from joining up with the receptor of the cells that triggers the urticaria, the mast cell, radically eliminates clinical symptoms (itching) and signs of ur
'/>"/>

Contact: Marta Calsina
mcalsina@imim.es
34-933-160-680
IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Corporate Whistle Blower Center Now Urges Insiders to Step Forward if They Have Proof a Medical Device Maker Knew About Failures & Continued to Sell the Product-Rewards
2. Corporate Whistle Blower Center Now Urges Employees of Any Type Of Private Contractor in Afghanistan or Iraq to Step Forward for Rewards if They Possess Proof of Fraud
3. Retina Specialty Institute Gives Patients Something to Look Forward to in Crestview
4. DePuy ASR Hip Recall, Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Updates: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Looks Forward to Start of First Bellwether Trials in New Year
5. Propecia Lawsuits Being Investigated by Bernstein Liebhard LLP, as Propecia Litigation Pending in New Jersey Superior Court Continues to Move Forward
6. Massage School San Diego Names Step Forward Pick of the Week as RAW One
7. Rectal microbicide research takes giant leap forward with groundbreaking educational video
8. Attorney Deborah Truhowsky Featured On “Paying It Forward” Internet Broadcast Program
9. GiveForward.com Helps Launch Online Campaign to Help Sick Single Mom in Need
10. University of Pennsylvania Medicine receives National Institutes of Health grant to help local communities move forward after asbestos exposure
11. A leap forward in the quest to develop an artificial pancreas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... age with kidney and heart disease have raised concerns ... adults. However, in the first study to look closely ... Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report that older ... expectancy and cardiovascular health as very healthy older people ... the ever increasing organ transplant waitlists, the authors of ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... occurrence of allergic diseases has risen dramatically in Western ... less exposed to microorganisms and have fewer infections than ... , A study by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University ... to examine maturation of the immune system in relation ... rural areas of the Vstra Gtaland Region, half of ...
(Date:7/8/2014)... The UCLA Program in Memory Restoration has been awarded ... Projects Agency (DARPA) for a four -year project aiming ... UCLA team of experts in neurosurgery, engineering, neurobiology, psychology ... test a memory prosthesis in the brain. , Memory ... of the brain encode information, store it and retrieve ...
(Date:7/8/2014)... be three times higher when auditors were visible to ... according to a study in a major Canadian acute ... the Hawthorne effect in hand hygiene compliance monitoring using ... today on-line in the BMJ Quality & Safety ... did the study as part of her Master,s thesis ...
(Date:7/8/2014)... obesity have increased risks of dying at a young ... disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according ... 20 large studies of people from three countries. The ... (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, found ... a dramatic reduction in life expectancy compared with people ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Penn study finds living kidney donation does not increase risk of death or heart disease for older 2Health News:DARPA awards UCLA $15 million to restore lost memory 2Health News:DARPA awards UCLA $15 million to restore lost memory 3Health News:Health-care worker hand hygiene rates increase three-fold when auditors visible 2Health News:Health-care worker hand hygiene rates increase three-fold when auditors visible 3Health News:NCI study finds extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years 2
... treating a rare disease does not amount to deficiency ... dismissed the medical negligence claim case to the tune ... whose wife died almost nine years ago here after ... Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Bench, presided by Justice M ...
... June 1: The apex consumer court in New Delhi on ... that was filed by an Indian born// US scientist Kunal ... he alleged due to the wrongful treatment. ,Making ... the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) was utterly shocking ...
... son of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, is 'serious ... hopital here in the wee hours // , while ... ,'Rahul's condition is serious but stable, all his vital ... told PTI. ,Asked about the cause of Mahajan's ...
... United nation today announced that the world would require US ... year 2008.// However, it is not sure from where the ... special session to address the issue of AIDS, UN members ... antiretroviral drugs which has lowered the cost of treatment., ...
... on smoking in public places, which came into effect on ... the ban be suspended for 30 days after tobacco companies ... ,The companies, notably British American Tobacco and Mastermind, ... it came into effect and thus they did not have ...
... 10 million American children get 'spellbound' in local contests every ... Indian American, making it// to the finals of the prestigious ... began Wednesday. ,With the bee's soaring popularity, the ... TV for the first time as 139 boys and 136 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Court Dismisses 143-Crore Claim Against Hospital In Kolkata For Alleged Negligence In Treatment 2Health News:Court Dismisses 143-Crore Claim Against Hospital In Kolkata For Alleged Negligence In Treatment 3Health News:Indian Americans Compete for the Prestigious Spelling Bee Contest 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto C. Antunes,  Galderma  ... Award" from the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology ... Clinical Conference (ODAC). The event is January 17-20, 2014, at the ... . The ODAC is a ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , Jan. 15, 2014  In an ... C. difficile and TB in ambulances and other transport vehicles, an ... being used by rescue personnel for the first time. ... coming in contact with these deadly pathogens, West Palm ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. ... company developing its Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, ... Robert F. Doman , Executive Chairman and Interim CEO ... Capital Markets, Tenth Annual Equity Conference. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3
... HIV Vaccine--PHILADELPHIA, May 17 A research team may ... invention of an effective HIV vaccine, by using an ... developers. By using gene transfer technology that produces molecules ... by a virus closely related to HIV -- the ...
... Findings Confirm Glycerin Accelerates the Healing Process , ... Today , a leading expert ... from a study demonstrating that glycerin helps to speed ... resulting in less bruising and skin discoloration.In a double-blinded, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Novel Vaccine Approach Offers Hope in Fight Against HIV 2Novel Vaccine Approach Offers Hope in Fight Against HIV 3Glycerin Proven to Improve Bruising and Swelling Caused By Trauma to Skin 2
8 X 1 Red Filter. Color Filters are designed to filter out all other color regions of the visible spectrum except the specified color. Color Filters are excellent for contrast enhancement and color r...
Features a twist-on backswitch, with a diffused, cobalt blue light beam....
Heavy duty, all purpose illuminator available in black only. Unique Clip Switch automatically turns off when returned to pocket. Pre-focused lens tip Heine XHL Halogen bulb for bright, concentrated l...
... A child-friendly vision ... and takes just seconds. ... the first objective, accurate ... reliable early detection of ...
Medicine Products: