Tag: disease

Hospital Outcomes Worse for Children With Chronic Kidney Disease

TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2020 — Among children who are hospitalized, pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with longer length of stay (LOS) and increased costs compared with other chronic illnesses, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Zubin J. Modi, M.D., from the University of Michigan

Statins’ unique effectiveness in preventing heart disease

Statins, a class of drugs that lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver, are the first line of defense in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. Statins appear to be more effective than other drugs targeting cholesterol at preventing death and possibly are more effective in

No benefit from drug used to reduce heart disease in kidney patients

Following a large-scale clinical trial, researchers have found that lanthanum carbonate does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease developing in patients with chronic kidney disease. The drug is routinely prescribed to patients with chronic kidney disease to help reduce the risk of both bone disease and cardiovascular disease, with cardiovascular disease the most common

Early therapy for rheumatoid arthritis may slow heart disease

(HealthDay)—Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment also cuts cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Sven Plein, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, and colleagues randomly assigned 81 patients with early RA to either

Range of COVID-19 skin signs linked to disease severity

Skin signs of COVID-19 can range from purple toes, known as “COVID toes” seen in patients with mild infections, to a net-like rash signaling the presence of life-threatening blood clots in patients with severe disease. Certain skin changes may also be the only sign of COVID-19 infection, or may accompany or follow other COVID-19 symptoms,

Cannabis shows potential for mitigating sickle cell disease pain

Cannabis appears to be a safe and potentially effective treatment for the chronic pain that afflicts people with sickle cell disease, according to a new clinical trial co-led by University of California, Irvine researcher Kalpna Gupta and Dr. Donald Abrams of UC San Francisco. The findings appear in JAMA Network Open. “These trial results show

What makes a ‘wave’ of disease? An epidemiologist explains

Panic about a second wave of coronavirus cases is “overblown,” Vice President Mike Pence wrote in June, implying the U.S. has COVID-19 under control. On the other hand, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warns that the U.S. is still firmly within a first wave of cases. As media

Antibodies against phosphorylcholine give protection against rheumatic systemic disease

A novel study from the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet indicates that antibodies against a small lipid entity, phosphorylcholine (PC), can be associated with protection in inflammatory systemic diseases, including SLE and Sjögren’s syndrome. The results support evidence for a potential treatment by providing antibodies (anti-PC) to patients with these diseases or through

Antihistamines and similar drugs could slow down Huntington’s disease

Scientists have described a potential new therapeutic strategy for slowing down early-stage Huntington’s disease in a new study published today in eLife. The research in mice indicates that targeting the histamine H3 receptor (H3R) – a well-established drug target for other conditions such as hay fever—could help to prevent imbalances in dopamine signaling that lead

Meningitis, and Sepsis: Why meningococcal disease is so resilient – Naturopathy naturopathy specialist portal

Neuentdecktes Protein with a big effect Meningococcal disease is dangerous bacteria, the life-threatening brain skin inflammation (Meningitis) and blood poisoning (Sepsis) can cause. So far, it was unclear what the bacterium makes it so successful in causing such serious diseases. A German research team explained this well, and paves the way for better therapies. Researchers