Inflammatory disorders

Pediatric kidney recipients often have subclinical inflammation

(HealthDay)—For pediatric kidney recipients, subclinical inflammation is associated with increased risk for acute rejection and allograft failure, according to a study published online May 15 in the American Journal of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Helicobacter creates immune system blind spot

The gastric bacterium H. pylori colonizes the stomachs of around half the human population and can lead to the development of gastric cancer. It is usually acquired in childhood and persists life-long, despite a strong inflammatory ...

Cardiology

Resolvin D-1 limits kidney damage after heart attacks

A heart attack triggers an acute inflammatory response at the damaged portion of the heart's left ventricle. If this acute inflammation lingers, it can lead to stretching of the ventricle and heart failure. The inflammation ...

Inflammatory disorders

What is inflammation and how does it cause disease?

Inflammation has a major impact on our health and quality of life. It's the trigger behind many chronic diseases and a growing burden affecting health care across the globe. But what is inflammation? And what causes it?

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