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Treating Adverse Vaccine Reactions by Jean Dodds, DVM by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:09pm World-renowned pet vaccination expert Dr. Jean Dodds has written a wonderful article on managing and treating adverse reactions to vaccination (published here with her permission).  She also clears up common misconceptions about vaccination, titer testing and vaccinating against rabies. This is an important article. I hope you’ll read it ... Read on »
Autoantibodies to the C-terminal subunit of RLIP76 induce oxidative stress and endothelial cell apoptosis in immune-mediated vas by Jan Posted Fri 27 Nov 2009 10:03pm By Paola Margutti and Colleague Although detection of autoantibodies in the peripheral blood from patients with immune-mediated endothelial dysfunctions has so far failed to provide tools of diagnostic or pathogenetic value, putative bioindicators include anti-endothelial cell antibodies, a heterogeneous family of antibodies that react with aut ... Read on »
Yervoy (ipilimumab): Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) - Severe Immune-Mediated Adverse Reactions by FDA Posted Wed 06 Apr 2011 11:00am [Posted 04/06/2011] AUDIENCE: Hematology-Oncology ISSUE: Bristol-Myers Squibb informed healthcare professionals about the risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS), developed in collaboration with FDA, that is required to ensure that the benefits of Yervoy outweigh the risks of severe and fatal immune-mediated ... Read on »
The relationship of defective cell-mediated immunity to visceral disease in systemic sclerosis. by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm By P. Hughes and Colleague Phytohaemagglutinin-induced lymphocyte transformation and circulating thymus-dependent (T) lymphocyte numbers were studied in twenty-eight patients with systemic sclerosis (SS), in fifty normal controls and eleven elderly controls. Patients with SS were found to have impaired lymphocyte transformation responses wh ... Read on »
Most Patients With Vaccine Allergy May Be Safely Vaccinated by Poh Tin Tan Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 12:00am From Medscape News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD CME Author: Charles P. Vega, MD Adverse events associated with vaccines are rare and are frequently transient. For example, transient rash may occur in 3% to 5% of persons receiving the measles and varicella vaccines, and these rashes can resemble those of clinical measles or varicella. The ... Read on »
Mediation. Is mediation... by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted Fri 02 Oct 2009 10:00pm Mediation. Is mediation the best way to go for special education disputes? listen Powered by Jott ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl Read on »
Slides on the neuroscience of mediation: Mediators will want to take a look by Stephanie Allen Posted Mon 14 Jun 2010 7:06am A quick perusal of these slides indicates they are an excellent resource for you. They have been posted by Francois Bogacz of Convirgente and Jeremy Lack of Altenburger. Click to view the slide show "The social brain during mediation: a tentative model" [pdf]. Check back. I will be linking here to more about each of the cites they provide, severa ... Read on »
Environmental factors--what role in autoimmune diseases? by Jan Posted Sat 05 Jun 2010 12:00am Fundamentally, all autoimmune diseases are a consequence of impaired immune function that results from interactions of genetic and environmental factors. Despite important progress, much remains to be learned about these factors and their interactions. Advances in this area are providing a foundation for more effective therapies and preve ... Read on »
TICK- BORN DISEASE: DIAGNOSIS and TREATMENT by Marjorie Tietjen Posted Sun 23 Jan 2011 9:06am FROM THE TOWNSEND LETTER FOR DOCTORS http://www.townsendletter.com/July2010/savechildren0710.html  Saving Our Children: Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Tick-Borne Diseases                                                                                                                       Dr. Ann Corson by Scott Forsgren          ... Read on »
HIT vs. HAT by pathologystudent Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:55am Here’s a good question about two entities that sound the same (but aren’t). Q. What is the difference between heparin associated thrombocytopenia (HAT) and heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)? A. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is defined as a decrease in platelet count during or shortly after heparin exposure. There are two t ... Read on »