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Latest vasculitis Stories

2014-03-05 12:22:57

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), brought on by infection has recently made headlines in the news. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140305/PH75911LOGO ) "Important clinical aspects of this condition are being overlooked," says Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, magnesium expert and Medical Advisory Board member of the nonprofit Nutritional Magnesium Association (www.nutritionalmagnesium.org). "When a person has...

2013-09-18 08:30:06

~ There is now significant evidence that cocaine is routinely being mixed with the dangerous veterinarian drug Levamisole that when consumed, can result in severe nasal inflammation and permanent facial deformity ~ TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Levamisole, a drug no longer approved for human use in Canada, is re-appearing in cut cocaine, and this is poisoning people causing major skin damage and cosmetic deformity secondary to severe inflammation of the nasal and sinus...

2012-05-17 02:25:31

CHICAGO, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellar Angels, the country's leading caused-based wine company, continued its impressive growth in charity partnerships by partnering with Kansas City-based Vasculitis Foundation. For the months of May and June, in honor of Vasculitis Awareness Month, Cellar Angels will double their contributions for all wine purchasers selecting the Ilya Peckerman Fund, which raises monies for the Foundation's research efforts. Founder and Cellar Angels President,...

2011-11-07 10:37:10

Study shows psychological health important to controlling Wegener's granulomatosis In patients with a devastating form of vasculitis who are in remission, stress can be associated with a greater likelihood of the disease flaring, according to a new study by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). This is the first study to suggest that mental health is a risk factor in patients with vasculitis, a group of autoimmune disorders characterized by the inflammatory destruction of...

2011-11-07 10:33:50

Most women with lupus can safely carry out pregnancy Hospital for Special Surgery physician-scientists who focus on arthritis, lupus, vasculitis and related conditions are traveling from New York City to Chicago this week to share their recent findings at the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Special Surgery investigators will present advances that should influence the future of clinical care. Of the meeting's highlights, results from the...

2011-10-28 12:03:12

Substance in the blood blocks repair and contributes to kidney failure     Patients with an autoimmune disease called anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis produce antibodies that damage blood vessels in the kidneys.     Patients with the disease harbor elevated blood levels of the protein Flt1, which hinders blood vessel repair.     Inhibiting Flt1 may help prevent kidney failure in the 1:50,000 patients around the world...

2011-10-17 06:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemoCentryx, Inc., today announced the initiation of a Phase II clinical trial for CCX168, an orally-administered small molecule for the treatment of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), a disease which can lead to renal and pulmonary failure. CCX168 specifically targets the C5a receptor (C5aR), a potent pro-inflammatory mediator that is involved in AAV as well as several other autoimmune diseases....

2011-04-19 16:10:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Rituxan (rituximab), in combination with glucocorticoids (steroids), to treat patients with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), two rare disorders that cause blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Vasculitis in patients with WG and MPA can lead to tissue damage. WG mostly affects the...

2010-11-10 08:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemoCentryx, Inc., today announced favorable Phase I results for CCX168 at the Annual American College of Rheumatology Meeting (ACR). CCX168, the Company's orally-active small molecule antagonist, is designed to target the receptor for the pro-inflammatory protein known as 'complement 5a' (C5a), a so-called anaphylatoxin that drives inflammatory responses associated with autoimmune diseases such as vasculitis, aged-related macular...

2010-11-09 19:08:37

In a comparison of treatments for maintaining remission of a certain type of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels), the immunosuppressant mycophenolate mofetil, regarded as an alternative to the drug often used to prevent relapse, azathioprine, was less effective, according to a study that will appear in the December 1 print edition of JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the American College of Rheumatology annual scientific meeting....