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Antioxidant effect of Iloprost: current knowledge and therapeutic implications for systemic sclerosis. by Jan Posted Sun 20 Dec 2009 12:00am By Erre G.L. and Passiu G. Many lines of independent research have pointed out the role of oxidative stress as a fascinating pathogenic link between the three main hallmarks of systemic sclerosis (SSc), viz. humoral and cellular immunity activation, microvascular damage and widespread tissue fibrosis. Therefore counteracting oxidat ... Read on »
Iloprost infusion does not reduce oxidative stress in systemic sclerosis by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm By Alessandro Volpe and Colleague Systemic sclerosis is a connective tissue disease in which oxidative stress represents an important player among the complex pathogenetic mechanisms of the disease. Iloprost, an analogue of natural prostacyclin, is used in systemic sclerosis for the treatment of severe Raynaud’s phenomenon and ischemic ulce ... Read on »
Antioxidant status after iloprost treatment in patients with Raynaud’s phenomenon secondary to systemic sclerosis by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm By Alexandra Balbir-Gurman and Colleague Oxidative stress is involved in pathogenesis of Raynaud’s phenomenon (RP), a hallmark of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Frequent episodes of ischemia–reperfusion may lead to release of free radicals and enhanced lipid peroxidation reflected by elevated levels of malondialdehyde (MDA). The failure of n ... Read on »
Ventavis, or iloprost, was the ... by Colleen Posted Sun 14 Nov 2010 8:38am Ventavis, or iloprost, was the first inhaled treatment for PH symptoms. It works by direct vasodilation of the blood vessels in the lungs. Using Ventavis has shown improvement in shortness of breath and an increase in activity. Ventavis treatments are done every 1.5-2 hours a day, from 6-9 times a day. The cost of Ventavis is around $60-70000 a y ... Read on »
Complete Information on CREST syndrome by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Author: Alicia Stock Article: CREST (Limited scleroderma) is a kind of Systemic Sclerosis(scleroderma) which is characterized by Calcinosis , normally in the fingers. Scleroderma is a chronic disease characterized by undue deposits of collagen in the rind or new organs. The localized character of the disease, while disabling, tends no ... Read on »
PH Awareness Month - Post #11 by Colleen Posted Tue 11 Nov 2008 12:00am Q. What is Ventavis? A. Ventavis (iloprost) is the first inhaled treatment for PH. It was FDA-approved in 1994. Ventavis directly helps open the narrowed blood vessels in the lungs. PH patients on Ventavis have shown an increase in exercise ability and less shortness of breath. Ventavis is inhaled at least 6 times a day, and time taken for ... Read on »
Breathing: Not Medically Necessary by apraxiamom Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 10:33am Apparently, Aetna Insurance has sunk to a new low. Maybe even the lowest of lows. It's bad enough that they think my daughter's inability to communicate effectively at her chronological age was not enough. Now, they want to deny coverage of the nebulizer machine that both of my children needed a few weeks ago. ....TO BREATHE! Let me see ... Read on »
Crossing Disciplines to Explore Questions about Cancer by Posted Thu 07 Apr 2011 1:25pm Crossing Disciplines to Explore Questions about Cancer “A lot of the easy stuff [in cancer research] has been done,” Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn said over the weekend at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), currently under way in Orlando, FL. The “face of cancer research” is m ... Read on »
Inhale, Don't Exhale! by Colleen Posted Mon 12 Nov 2012 11:35am Currently, there are two inhaled medications for PAH. These are nothing like the asthma meds you may be familiar with! *Ventavis (iloprost): When used, Ventavis causes direct vasodilation of the blood vessels in the lungs, meaning the blood vessels relax and open up to allow more blood flow through the vessels. Ventavis treatments are done aro ... Read on »
PH Awareness Month - Post #6 by Colleen Posted Thu 06 Nov 2008 12:00am Q: How is PH treated? A. There are several FDA-approved medicines for the treatment of PH. I am going to list them in this post, and in the next several days, I will give a description of each of them. *calcium channel blockers *Flolan (Epoprostenol) *Remodulin (Treprostinil) *Tracleer (Bosentan) *Ventavis (Iloprost) *Revatio (Silde ... Read on »