Latest dermatomyositis Stories

2012-02-23 18:40:00

San Francisco Singer/Songwriter Aoede, Afflicted with Extremely Rare & Debilitating Disease, Dermatomyositis, Wins 2012 “Album of the Year” & “Best Folk/Acoustic Artist" - “Artists In Music Awards” Gives Special Recognition to the Best Unsigned and Independent Music Artists Around the World San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 Singer/Songwriter Lisa Sniderman, aka: Aoede (pronounced A-E-D), has won Album of the Year for her 2011 release Affair...

2011-11-28 22:50:14

In a nationwide study based on data from the in-patient register, researchers have studied the risk of a blood clot on the lung for patients with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and type 1 diabetes. The study showed that 31 of the 33 autoimmune diseases studied were associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism — a blood clot on the lung. Autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system attacks the body, are fairly common. Thyroid...

2011-06-17 21:06:39

Trial found no major safety concerns; larger studies needed A multicenter pilot study of etanercept for treatment of dermatomyositis found no major safety concerns and many patients treated with the drug were successfully weaned from steroid therapy. These results are encouraging, but larger studies are needed to further investigate the safety and efficacy of etanercept. Results of this clinical trial are available in Annals of Neurology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of...

2010-08-19 15:02:18

Patients previously considered autoantibody negative can benefit from immunosuppression Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have identified a subgroup of patients with necrotizing myopathy who have a novel autoantibody specificity that makes them potential candidates for immunosuppressive therapy. The complete study is published in the September issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology. Myopathy is a term used to describe...

2009-09-14 09:30:42

Researchers in Montreal say inflammatory diseases -- polymyositis and dermatomyositis -- are linked to increased cardiovascular risk. The study, published in The Journal of Rheumatology, also find the immunosuppressive therapies currently used to treat the two inflammatory diseases looked at in the study --polymyositis and dermatomyositis -- may have a preventive effect against heart attacks. This is an extremely interesting finding for patients who are suffering from polymyositis and...

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