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Latest Intravenous immunoglobulin Stories

2012-04-27 05:31:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Alzheimer´s disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia in the elderly and is an incurable disease that affects more than five million people. Now intravenous human immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment is currently being explored for uses other than immunotherapy, including AD. Several studies are assessing the tolerability and efficacy of IVIG in Alzheimer´s patients. Recent studies by Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti, Saunders Family Chair and Professor in Neurology...

2012-04-24 09:41:06

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an incurable, progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting over five million people worldwide, and is the leading cause of dementia in the elderly. Currently, intravenous human immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment is being explored in multiple off-label uses other than immunotherapy, including AD. Several clinical studies assessing the tolerability and efficacy of IVIG in Alzheimer's disease subjects are in progress with inconsistent outcomes. Recent studies...

2012-03-27 11:54:22

Intravenous immune globulin (IVIg) is an effective treatment for certain disorders of the nerve and muscles, including Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and a form of neuropathy called chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), according to a guideline issued by the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline is published in the March 27, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. IVIg is a type of immunotherapy...

2012-03-24 04:50:25

NIH immune-based treatment study underway Criteria for a broadened syndrome of acute onset obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have been proposed by a National Institutes of Health scientist and her colleagues. The syndrome, Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), includes children and teens that suddenly develop on-again/off-again OCD symptoms or abnormal eating behaviors, along with other psychiatric symptoms — without any known cause. PANS expands on Pediatric...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological science. The latest articles cover Chromatin which is is the combination of DNA and proteins that define the contents of a cell nucleus, IVIG which is a blood product containing the pooled IgG (immunoglobulin antibody G) extracted from blood plasma. The article on Mukoviszidose covers cystic fibrosis which is a genetic disease affecting the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestine. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) December...


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  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.