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2012-08-21 21:47:57

Use of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors for treatment of psoriasis is associated with a significantly reduced risk for heart attack (myocardial infarction) compared to other forms of treatment, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Dermatology, a JAMA Network publication. "The effect of systemic treatment for psoriasis on cardiovascular disease has been largely unexplored," the authors write as background information in the study. "The primary objective of this...

2012-08-08 22:21:16

Study compares overall mortality in TNF inhibitors: Humira, Enbrel, and Remicade New research confirms no significant difference in the rates of death among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were exposed to one of several TNF inhibitors used to treat RA, adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel), and infliximab (Remicade). This population-based study of RA patients in Sweden–the first to compare mortality rates among patients treated with individual TNF inhibitors–is...

2012-08-07 07:41:59

Adalimumab (an anti-tumor necrosis factor [TNF] antibody) is effective in maintaining remission in certain pediatric patients with Crohn's disease, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Steroids are commonly used in Crohn's disease, but can stunt growth and delay puberty. Incidence of this disease, which causes intestinal inflammation, is on the rise in children. This study is the largest double-blind study of...

2012-06-25 23:01:25

A novel anti-inflammatory approach produced a significant reduction in stroke size and neural deficit in an animal model. The animal study follows publication by the INR (CNS Drugs, 2011. 25(2):145) of pioneering human data that utilized a related anti-inflammatory approach and underscores the promise of this concept. Source: Institute of Neurological Recovery, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 New evidence supporting the potential value of a new type of...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'