Medical research

Cell therapy designed to treat inflammatory bowel disease

The UPV/EHU's NanoBioCel research group is developing systems that enable cells to be used as drugs. Cell therapy raises hopes for treating those diseases for which there are as yet no effective pharmacological solutions. ...

Cardiology

Impact of psoriasis explored for hospital outcomes of acute MI

(HealthDay)—Myocardial infarction (MI) events may occur earlier in life in patients with psoriasis, which in turn may affect hospital outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in the Journal of the American ...

Inflammatory disorders

Antibiotic pre-treatment reduces joint inflammation

Tearing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be an excruciatingly painful injury. Nearly 50 percent of these patients will develop a secondary form of osteoarthritis, deemed post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA).

Medications

Adding belimumab improves renal outcome in lupus nephritis

(HealthDay)—The addition of belimumab versus placebo to standard therapy increases the likelihood of a primary efficacy renal response in patients with active lupus nephritis, according to a study published in the Sept. ...

Inflammatory disorders

New imaging agent spotlights inflammation

Many of the most common diseases—cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and lung disease, and even COVID-19—have been linked to chronic or excessive inflammation. Blood tests can indicate that some part of a person's body is ...

Medications

Common diabetes drug reverses inflammation in the liver

The diabetes drug metformin—derived from a lilac plant that's been used medicinally for more than a thousand years—has been prescribed to hundreds of millions of people worldwide as the frontline treatment for type 2 ...

Inflammatory disorders

Shift seen to newer agents to treat psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Phototherapy use for psoriasis decreased from 2005 to 2018, while use of biologics increased, according to a research letter published online Sept. 4 in Dermatologic Therapy.

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