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ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

... side effects and costs for patients, on life long immunosuppressive therapy to guard against transplant rejection, in a big way....

Acute Measles Supresses HIV Replication

...en with measles, but not HIV. "Measles is a very immunosuppressive virus. It results in many secondary infections and is a major cause of death among children. Our findings show that measles also triggers intense immune system activation that temporarily suppresses HIV," explains Dr. Moss...

Diabetes Cure With Gene Therapy

...as, because it avoids the lifelong use of powerful immunosuppressive drugs and eliminates the need to find a compatible donor....

Drugs Deter Heart Disease for Transplant Patients

...on is unclear due in part to side effects from the immunosuppressive therapy they must receive after a transplant. Investigators conducted a randomized trial involving about 2,100 kidney transplant patients. About half the group was assigned to take the cholesterol-lowering statin fluvastatin. The other half received...

Drug-Coated Stent

...at stents coated with the drug sirolimus. It is an immunosuppressive agent. The goal when used in heart patients is to prevent the artery from closing again.// Stents are used to prop open an artery and doctors say they have been very useful. However, in 30 percent of patients with diabetes, small coronary blood vess...

Immunosuppressive drug shows promise in treatment of eye disorder

...nefits as well.// It has been found out that the immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil, used to prevent reject...en in patients who had failed treatment from other immunosuppressive drugs," says lead author Jennifer E. Thorne, M.D., an assistant professor of ophthalmology. Physi...

Sex Played A Vital Role For Evolution Of Infectious Diseases

...r patients -- whose immune systems are crippled by immunosuppressive drugs or chemotherapy -- and people with HIV/AIDS. In contrast, C. gattii infects individuals with apparently normal immunity. Symptoms include persistent headaches, coughing and night sweats. In rare cases, C. gattii causes cryptococcal disease, pne...

A Novel Method Of Detection Of High Nuclear Grade Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma

...ecific tumor markers have been identified for RCC, immunosuppressive acidic protein (IAP) is a variable predictor of lymph node and distant metastasis in patients with RCC. At present it is impossible to determine the nuclear grade of RCC without removing the kidney. Researchers from the Department of Urology, Nihon...

Immunosuppressive Action Of Fungal Metabolite - Gliotoxin

...enic fungi like Candida and Aspergillus//, possess immunosuppressive activities and have been thought to contribute to pathology of fungal infections in animals and humans. Mast cells play a key role in host defense and are important both for innate and adaptive immunity, and so, these findings suggest that suppress...

Antibiotics can raise the risk of getting cancer!

...t findings were not conclusive, except that strong immunosuppressive drugs were consistently linked to the disease. Researchers looked at data from a Scandinavian Lymphoma Etiology study involving 3,000 patients with NHL and 3,000 healthy people drawn from Danish and Swedish population registers. Antibiotic use was ...

Hormone therapy for organ transplantation

...ntists feel that this priming would be better than immunosuppressive drugs as immune suppressive drugs leads to loss of...unity which may cause bacterial infection or other immunosuppressive diseases. The research team has conducted their experiment in young pig models, using Gonadotropi...

Diabetes cure can be achieved using pig islets

...graft rejection was possible with the use of novel immunosuppressive protocol. They have reversed the type 1 diabetes i...itable donor pigs at the same time possess refined immunosuppressive treatment to a point that makes it safe for clinical trials to begin. This would be very helpful f...

HPV Thought To Be a Culprit in Skin Cancer

...ntrols. This is because patients who are taking immunosuppressive drugs, such as organ transplant recipients tend to develop squamous cell skin cancers, and that their tumors frequently contain these beta type HPVs. In addition to this researchers asked the participants about their lifestyle habits, such as smoking...

Fatigue After Liver Transplantation Does Not Lessen With Time

...since the transplant took place, and the number of immunosuppressive agents they were taking. The results showed that...ion necessitating the transplant nor the number of immunosuppressive agents was associated with the severity of fatigue, the study found. The authors conclude: 'These ...

Cancer Drug to Treat Scleroderma Lung Disease

... Journal of Medicine, which has revealed that this immunosuppressive drug used in treatment of cancer could slightly im... that cyclophosphamide is 'arguably the most toxic immunosuppressive agent currently used to treat lung disease.' But as Martinez said, there could be patients for whi...

Donor T Cells Change the Fate of Stem Cells in Transplantation

...e this change in stem cells would allow us to test immunosuppressive drugs and different T cell subsets, potentially preventing or reducing graft-versus-host disease or rejection," said Dr. Damiano Rondelli, associate professor of hematology at UIC and lead author of the study. Graft-versus-host disease occurs when ...

Limb Transplantation with a Difference

...the body to accept donor tissue without the use of immunosuppressive medication. A Washington University plastic and r...d a hand transplant - he feels the health risks of immunosuppressive drugs are too high to warrant the surgery. But with his research, he is working toward the day when ...

Stubborn Ulcerative Colitis Responds to Arthritis Drug

...e colitis who do not respond to corticosteroids or immunosuppressive agents, infliximab is effective in inducing clinical remission, inducing clinical response, promoting mucosal healing and reducing the need for colectomy, at least in the short term,” said review co-author Dr. Anthony Kwaku Akobeng. Akobeng, a gast...

Warning on Avastin Updated

...ion, hypertension and the cytotoxic effects of the immunosuppressive drugs on the vascular endothelium. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D., deputy medical director of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, said this not the first time that the anti-angiogenic agent has been linked with bleeding problems. He noted, for ex...

Diabetes Linked to High Stress Levels

...diabetes. This is because diabetes is basically an immunosuppressive disease making the body susceptible to a host of infections like repeated fungal infections, gangrene, delayed wound healing etc. Homeopathic medication acts as an immuno-booster controlling early complications of diabetes such as nerve and eye probl...

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