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Autoimmune mysteries spark ongoing research

NIEHS epidemiologist Christine Parks, Ph.D., spoke to employees and guests May 27 on “Autoimmune diseases: What we know (and don’t know) about environmental risk factors and why we care.” Parks’ presentation addressed current knowledge surrounding environmental risk factors for the … Continue reading

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Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers: ANCA Vasculitis: From Eponym to Possible Cause

NIH Video Podcast ANCA Vasculitis: From Eponym to Possible Cause What I say: This is an hour long by Dr. Falk, researches ANCA glomerulonephritis and the inflammation process. Anything that Dr. Falk has to say about Vasculitis should be very … Continue reading

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Identification of Novel Wegener’s Granulomatosis Susceptibility Genes

Current research study for the Vasculitis Foundation Investigator: Katherine A. Siminovitch, M.D. Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Timeline: March 1, 2004 – ongoing AbstractWegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a multisystem, necrotizing, granulomatous vasculitis that affects about 3 in every … Continue reading

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Severe Vasculitis: After 40 Years, Researchers Identify Possible New Treatment

Excerpt from article: “Although the two therapy regimens were equally effective in reducing patients’ disease activity overall, our results indicate that rituximab is superior to cyclophosphamide in inducing remission for patients experiencing a disease flare,” comments Dr. Specks. Read the … Continue reading

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Exposure to Metalworking Fluid Aerosols and Determinants of Exposure

L. Lillienberg1,*, A. Burdorf2, L. Mathiasson3 and L. Thörneby3 1 Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden2 Department of Public Health, Erasmus University MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands3 Department of Analytical Chemistry, Lund University, Lund, Sweden Metalworking … Continue reading

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Studies on the etiology of the experimental neuropathy from industrial adhesive (glues)

Journal Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (CMLS)SpringerLink Date Monday, August 01, 2005 I. Franchini1, A. Cavatorta1, M. D’Errico1, M. De Santis1, G. Romita1, R. Gatti1, G. Juvarra1 and G. Palla1 (1) Istituto di Semeiotica Medica, Università degli Studi di Parma, … Continue reading

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Cyclophosphamide versus bolus in Wegener’s granulomatosis and other ANCA-related vasculitides : Advantages and disadvantages

[Article in German]Reinhold-Keller E, Warnatz K.Rheumaklinik Bad Bramstedt & Internistisch-rheumatologische Gemeinschaftspraxis Hamburg, Oskar-Alexander-Str. 26, 24576, Bad Bramstedt, Deutschland, reinhold-keller@rheuma-spezialisten.de. Cyclophosphamide remains the therapy of choice in severe ANCA positive vasculitis. In order to avoid the considerable side effects of high … Continue reading

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