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Protein may be strongest indicator of rare lung disease, study shows

... IPF is one of about 200 disorders called interstitial lung diseases, which affect the thick tissue of ... the airways. IPF is the most common form of interstitial lung diseases and affects about 128,000 people in ... or cures for IPF. Kinder, director of UC's interstitial Lung Disease Center, says this new indicator will ...

Prevalence of Interstitial Cystitis in U.S. Much Larger Than Previously Believed

... RAND interstitial Cystitis Epidemiology (RICE) study estimates prevalence of 3 to 8 million women in U.S. with interstitial cystitis WASHINGTON, May 13 ... eight million women in the United States may have interstitial cystitis (IC). This newly released prevalence ...

What killed Naval hero John Paul Jones?

... Jones died from a type of kidney disease called interstitial nephritis, which is the description of a ... glomerulonephritis, is more common than the interstitial variety. Dr. Weir's final diagnosis: "John Paul ... of a form of progressive glomerulonephritis. The interstitial nephritis was the end result of this progressive ...

GSK Submits TYVERB(R)/TYKERB(R) (lapatinib) for First-Line Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer in Europe, US

... or discontinuation of therapy with TYKERB. interstitial Lung Disease/Pneumonitis - TYKERB has been associated with interstitial lung disease and pneumonitis. Patients should be monitored for pulmonary symptoms indicative of interstitial lung disease or pneumonitis and if symptoms are ¿ ...

Combination of TYKERB(R) (lapatinib) Plus Letrozole Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Delaying Disease Progression for HER2+/ErbB2+ Post-Menopausal Metastatic Breast Cancer

... of therapy with TYKERB. interstitial Lung Disease/Pneumonitis - TYKERB has been associated with interstitial lung disease and pneumonitis. Patients should be monitored for pulmonary symptoms indicative of interstitial lung disease or pneumonitis and if symptoms are ¿ ...

NIH launches unique effort to advance study of urologic chronic pelvic pain disorders

... prominent urologic chronic pelvic pain disorders, interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome, and chronic ... by recent epidemiological studies showing that interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome and chronic ... "The bladder was assumed to be the origin of the interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome symptoms and ...

Legal exposure to asbestos-like material linked to lung damage 25 years later

... Libby vermiculite and found pleural changes or interstitial fibrosis in 2.2 percent of the overall cohort. In ... percent for pleural changes and 2.9 percent for interstitial fibrosis. The findings are published in the ... were assessed for pleural plaques, thickening and interstitial changes by professional radiologists. When the ...

Genetic Breakthrough Spells Hope for Lung Fibrosis Patients

... author Dr. Naftali Kaminski said in a news release. She is director of the interstitial lung diseases center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ... University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and medical director of the interstitial lung diseases center, said in the release from the school. The study ...

Schering-Plough Completes Enrollment of Boceprevir Registration Studies in Treatment-Naive and Treatment-Experienced HCV Patients

... autoimmune thrombocytopenia with or without purpura, rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial nephritis, lupus-like syndrome, sarcoidosis, aggravated psoriasis, ... hemorrhagic/ischemic colitis, dyspnea, pulmonary infiltrates, pneumonia, interstitial pneumonitis, hepatic failure, increases in serum creatinine in patients ...

PEGASYS(R) Proven Effective as Hepatitis C Treatment for Latino Patients, According to Article in The New England Journal of Medicine

... thrombocytopenic purpura, psoriasis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and interstitial nephritis), pulmonary disorders (dyspnea, pneumonia, bronchiolitis obliterans, interstitial pneumonitis and sarcoidosis), colitis (ulcerative and hemorrhagic/ischemic ...

Schering-Plough Announces FDA Approval of PEGINTRON(TM) and REBETOL(R) Combination Therapy for Treating Pediatric Hepatitis C

... autoimmune thrombocytopenia with or without purpura, rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial nephritis, lupus-like syndrome, sarcoidosis, aggravated psoriasis, ... hemorrhagic/ischemic colitis, dyspnea, pulmonary infiltrates, pneumonia, interstitial pneumonitis, hepatic failure, increases in serum creatinine in patients ...

NIDDK publishes new resources about urologic and kidney disorders

... Americans, including children and young adults. The publications address interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS), urinary tract infections ... IgA nephropathy, and home hemodialysis. What I need to know about interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome. People with IC/PBS usually have pain ...

Drug for Deadly Lung Disease Shows Promise

... is "a drug in its own class," explained Dr. Ganesh Raghu, director of the interstitial Lung Disease/Sarcoid/Pulmonary Fibrosis Program at the University of ... laboratory medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine, and director, interstitial Lung Disease/Sarcoid/Pulmonary Fibrosis Program, University of Washington ...

Rare lung disease cells indicate higher death risk

... oxygen into the bloodstream. IPF is one of about 200 disorders called interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), which affect the thick tissue of the lung as opposed ... diagnosis, says Kinder, who is also director of the newly established interstitial Lung Disease Center at UC. It is our hope that this accurate ...

JCI table of contents: Dec. 20, 2007

... of its receptor (Calcrl and RAMP2) died mid-gestation after developing interstitial lymphedema without hemorrhage. Detailed analysis indicated a defect in ... the normal uptake of extravasated fluid and thus exacerbates massive interstitial edema. Similarly, Takayuki Shindo and colleagues from the Shinshu ...

New system for classifying infant lung disease developed

... under the age of 2 who were being evaluated for diffuse lung diseases like interstitial lung disease (ILD), an uncommon disorder that affects the interstitium, or ... but who have a high chance of recovery (such as children with pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis and neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy), from those ...

ImClone and Bristol-Myers Squibb Announce Joint Agreement With Merck KGaA to Co-Develop and Co-Commercialize ERBITUX(R) in Japan

... may be required in patients who require treatment for infusion reactions interstitial lung disease (ILD), which was fatal in one case, occurred in 4 of 1570 ... are infusion reactions, dermatologic toxicity, sepsis, renal failure, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary embolus. The most common adverse reactions in ...

Muskogee Community Hospital Adopts Steril-Aire UVC Lights for Infection Control, Green Benefits

... while also saving energy," states Glenn Martin, president of Martin Engineering Design. "The small heat pump units, being located on a mechanical interstitial space, are very easy to access and service. Even with the ease of service, UVC offers an important advantage: It continuously cleans the coil and ...

Case Western Reserve University receives $3.7M NIH grant to study autonomic nervous system link to painful bladder syndrome

... Jeffrey Janata), The Ohio State University (Dr. Tony Buffington), Cleveland Clinic (D. Ray Rackley), and Summa Health System (Dr. Brad Fenton). interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) causes severe bladder pain and extensive disability in a large group of young women in the prime of their ...

A Phase III Alzheimer's Drug Increases Levels of Beta Amyloid in the Brain - But Still Provides Benefits

... A Clinically Promising Drug For Alzheimer Disease, Regulates Amyloid-Beta Metabolism In Cultured Cells, In Isolated Nerve Terminals, And In The interstitial Fluid Of The Living Rodent Brain (Funders: Cure Alzheimer's Fund, National Institute on Aging) Moran Boimel, et al -- Immunotherapy Targeting ...

First Book Focusing on How "The Secret Pain Women Won't Talk About" Affects Relationships

... and contains a chapter about men who are afflicted. Experts in the field agree this work is needed. According to Jill Osborne, President of the interstitial Cystitis (IC) Network (IC is a common form of pelvic pain triggered by the bladder), "Until now, very few patients talked about their experience ...

NYP/Weill Cornell physician-scientists present at 2009 American Transplant Congress in Boston

... Anglicheau The authors will present their findings about the development and validation of a new gene-based urine test for the diagnosis of renal interstitial fibrous and tubular atrophy (scarring of the kidney transplant) -- the most common cause of kidney transplant failure. Before now, an invasive biopsy ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Progress in Cotara(R) Brain Cancer Clinical Program

... 2009 in Toronto, Canada. Cotara Presentation Details : Reference #: 150240 Publication No.: 445 Abstract Title: Dosimetry of phase I interstitial 131I-chTNT-1/B MAb (Cotara) for the treatment of recurrent glioma Accepted to: ISRTRD Integrated Session (Oral) Session Info: ...

Phase 3 Trial Initiated to Evaluate Combination Therapy of Nexavar(R) and Tarceva(R) in Patients with Liver Cancer

... cancer that has spread to distant body organs. Important Safety Information For Tarceva There have been infrequent reports of serious interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)-like events including deaths in patients taking Tarceva. Serious side effects (including deaths) in patients taking Tarceva ...

Studies show LAM patients participate in clinical trials to help others, not themselves

... with trial participation, but the desire to help others with similar health problems was at the top of list," says Kinder, also director of the interstitial Lung Disease Center at UC. Results showed that 16 percent of LAM patient respondents participated in a clinical trial, but 85 percent of those ...

Treating Untreatable Brain Tumors: FDA Approves New Laser Surgery

... inoperable brain tumors . The AutoLITT System uses an MRI-guided laser probe, passed through a small bur hole in the skull, to deliver laser interstitial thermal therapy ("LITT") to heat and coagulate the tumor from the inside. High-intensity laser energy is applied directly to the tumor, rather than ...

Chronic diarrhea unresponsive to conventional medication: Are you taking lansoprazole?

... of lansoprazole results in the prompt resolution of diarrhea. A 70-year old woman developed watery diarrhea 4 to 9 times a day. She had interstitial pneumonia at 67 and reflux esophagitis at 70. Lansoprazole 30 mg/day had been prescribed for reflux esophagitis for nearly 6 months. Lansoprazole was ...

ZERONA™ Laser Liposuction: New Non-Surgical, Pain-Free Technology Emerges in the Los Angeles Area

... from surgery, pain, or wounds. How exactly does it work? ZERONA™ is designed to emulsify adipose tissue which then releases into the interstitial space. The excess fat is passed through the body during its normal course of detoxification. The ZERONA™ procedure was proven through a double ...

New Procedure To Correct Pelvic Prolapse Has Faster Recovery, Shorter Hospital Stay

... have special training and expertise in the treatment of bladder and bowel incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic muscle wasting, bladder pain and interstitial Cystitis. About Baptist Medical Center Baptist Health Systems is the parent company of Baptist Medical Center, The Mississippi Hospital for ...

Penn vet researchers identify a critical growth factor that stimulates sperm stem cells to thrive

... In vivo, expression of Csf1 in both pre-pubertal and adult testes was localized to clusters of Leydig cells and select peritubular myoid cells in the interstitial space between seminiferous tubules. Collectively, these results identify Csf1 as an extrinsic stimulator of SSC self-renewal and implicate Leydig and ...

Data on VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapies to be Presented at the International Myeloma Workshop

... left ventricular ejection fraction. There have been reports of acute diffuse infiltrative pulmonary disease of unknown etiology such as pneumonitis, interstitial pneumonia, lung infiltration and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in patients receiving VELCADE. Some of these events have been fatal. There have ...

Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Expands its Scientific Advisory Board and Appoints Dr. Paul Anderson, Professor Jerold Chun and Professor Andrew Tager

... at Harvard Medical School in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and co-director of the hospital's interstitial lung disease program. His research is focused on understanding pulmonary inflammation, lung injury and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Recently ...

'Friendly Bacteria Improve Health' Segment Broadcasts On The National Medical Report

... bacteria improve health," via the National Medical Report on U.S. public television. Hosted by famed TV journalist Mr. Hugh Downs, the 4-minute interstitial program challenges viewers to understand that bacteria, which are traditionally thought to be bad, are able to be beneficial to human health. Last ...

Many Ignore Symptoms of Bladder Trouble

... leather, textiles and organic chemicals, as well as those with chronic bladder infections. Bladder cancer is most treatable when caught early. interstitial Cystitis (IC) . The symptoms of this chronic bladder condition are urinary urgency (the feeling that you need to urinate), frequent urination and/or ...

Cancer researcher receives $3.8 million award from US Department of Defense

... and zero in on the tumor." Tumors have and this is one of the main problems in chemotherapy, or any other kind of tumor therapy a very high interstitial pressure. That pushes tissue fluid from the tumor out to the surrounding tissue. "That means that if you just have a drug, that you would like to ...

Vista Partners Updates Coverage on MediciNova Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV); Maintains $8.50 Price Target

... adequate scope. MediciNova's pipeline includes six clinical-stage compounds for the treatment of status asthmaticus, multiple sclerosis, asthma, interstitial cystitis, solid tumor cancers, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, preterm labor and urinary incontinence and two preclinical-stage compounds for the ...

Urigen Announces Issuance of Key Patent for URG101 - A Novel Therapy to Treat Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

... The term of the patent extends into 2025. "Not only does this patent establish protection for the use of URG101 in Painful Bladder Syndrome and interstitial Cystitis; it also validates the excellent intellectual property guidance provided by Tom Jurgensen, JD of Catalyst Law and Stephen Reiter, PhD, JD of ...

9/11 Workers Refute City's Allegation of Discovery Abuse and Malingering

... asthma; 67% and 57.21% have upper and/or lower respiratory ailments, respectively; 19.88% suffer from sleep apnea; 45.89% have GERD; 5.9% experience interstitial lung disease; and 37.5% have cardiac conditions. Responding to the defendants' claim that production of the plaintiffs' medical records has been ...

WaferGen's SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System to Begin Alpha Testing at University of Pittsburgh Medical School

... of the Department of Medicine at University of Pittsburgh and Naftali Kaminski, M.D., Director of the Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for interstitial Lung Disease. "The shipment of the alpha version of the SmartChip Real-Time PCR System to the University of Pittsburgh Medical School is a ...

New treatment gives hope for pulmonary fibrosis patients

... no curative treatment options, but because it is thought to be an antifibrotic agent, it may be able to treat other fibrotic lung diseases, such as interstitial pneumonia with collagen vascular disease and extrapulmonary fibrosis. We will continue the follow-up of the patient cohort included in this study ...
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