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2009-09-01 16:24:18

 Patients suffering from two serious autoimmune disorders which cause muscular inflammation are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, says a group of Montreal researchers. Dr. Christian A. Pineau and his team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have linked muscular inflammation to increased cardiovascular risk for the first time. Their results were published recently in The Journal of Rheumatology.Polymyositis (PM) and...

2009-07-30 23:51:39

Sunlight may be associated with the development of certain autoimmune diseases, particularly in women, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, said women are more likely than men to develop many autoimmune diseases, but the reasons for this have not been clear. We only found the association between ultraviolet radiation exposure and dermatomyositis -- a connective-tissue disease characterized by...

2009-07-30 12:48:49

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight may be associated with the development of certain autoimmune diseases, particularly in women, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health."This study found that women who lived in areas with higher levels of UV exposure when they developed an autoimmune muscle disease called myositis were more likely to develop the form known as dermatomyositis, which...

2008-10-23 15:00:28

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune today announced that researchers will present eight posters from its inflammatory disease program at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, from October 24 to 29, 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. "MedImmune is working on a number of potential solutions for patients struggling with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases," said Barbara White, M.D., vice president, clinical development,...

2008-06-17 09:00:00

Rationale: The 2002 American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias identified nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) as a provisional diagnosis. Concern was expressed that NSIP was a "wastebasket" category, difficult to distinguish fromother idiopathic interstitial pneumonias. Objectives: The following questions were addressed: (1) Is idiopathic NSIP a distinct entity? 2) If so, what are its clinical, radiologic and pathologic...

2007-04-13 06:00:14

By Park, Joo Hun; Kim, Dong Soon; Park, I-Nae; Jang, Se Jin; Et al Background: To investigate whether the better prognosis of interstitial pneumonias associated with collagen vascular disease (CVD) compared with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) is due to higher frequency of the nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) pattern in CVD, we compared the outcomes of patients from these two groups with the same histopathologic pattern. Subjects: The clinical features and survival of 362...

2006-03-22 15:59:59

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Prompt diagnosis and treatment of dermatomyositis (JDM) in children is important, researchers report. Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory disorder in which the immune system attacks muscle and skin, often causing an extensive rash, as well as progressive, severe muscle weakness, pain, and fatigue. Dr. Lauren M. Pachman, of Northwestern University, Chicago, and colleagues examined the effect of the duration of untreated symptoms in 166 children. The...