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Use of Immunosuppressive Agents for Treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Retinopathy by Posted Sun 11 Jul 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: AMD belongs to a group of disorders in which the immune system may play an important role. This invention discloses that patients with AMD gain additional therapeutic benefit from combination treatment of immunosuppressive agents and standard-of-care in comparison to standard-of-care alone. This inv ... Read on »
IMAGINE trial for Transplant Immunosuppression: Dream RCT in Nephrology by Matt S. Posted Wed 29 Jan 2014 12:00am I thought I would throw in my two cents on the Dream RCT in Nephrology poll being co-ordinated at UKidney . My choice focuses on transplant immunosuppression and you can see the entry by Joel Topf on PB Fluids here . There is no standardization of immunosuppression post kidney transplant and before I’m attacked on the blogosphere, I d ... Read on »
Immunosuppressant vs. Myelin Repair: What is the difference? by The Myelin Repair Foundation Posted Tue 14 Sep 2010 8:39pm Multiple sclerosis is a complicated neurodegenerative disease. To date, no one knows exactly what triggers the onset of MS in seemingly healthy people or, why it affects people in different ways and to varying degrees. But as with most diseases, ideas are hypothesized from all different perspectives to develop a cure or treatment based on what ... Read on »
How to best design RCTs for new transplant immunosuppressives by Matt S. Posted Tue 20 Oct 2009 12:00am The ability to adequately suppress the immune system and prevent allograft rejection has been a true success story over the past several decades.  With the advent of drugs such as calcineurin inhibitors, induction agents such as thymoglobulin, azathioprine and later MMF, the vast majority of patients who undergo kidney transplant can count on ... Read on »
My Love-Hate Relationship with Immunosuppressant Medicines by Andrew Posted Sat 23 Oct 2010 8:06pm Towards the end of a whirlwind of recent travels, a never ending headache set in. Many factors historically caused me headaches including migraines, stress, and reaction to medications (see earlier post re. Humira). When I was driving home from work yesterday, I began to connect together a set of other symptoms…constantly clogged left side of ... Read on »
Primary CNS lymphoma: a tumor that preys on the immunosuppressed by pathologystudent Posted Mon 12 Sep 2011 6:00am   Here’s another primary CNS tumor that arises in the brain parenchyma: primary CNS lymphoma. This is a rare tumor, overall: it accounts for 2% of all extra-nodal lymphomas, and only 1% of intracranial tumors. However, in immunosuppressed patients (like patients with AIDS, or patients who have had a transplant), it is the most c ... Read on »
Urge Congress to Support the Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage Bill by Matt S. Posted Wed 05 Oct 2011 1:21pm Lifetime immunosuppressive drug coverage is part of protecting the health of kidney transplant recipients and under current medicare rules this coverage only extends for 36 months post transplant. During this period medicare covers 80% of immunosuppressant drug costs, while patients and or insurers cover the rest. Patients who qualify for Med ... Read on »
Transplant Immunosuppression on Step 1 by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 29 Dec 2011 4:27pm Like any workaholic second-year medical student, I'm spending part of the holiday break studying for Step 1 of the boards (the standardized Big Test after the first two years of medical school).  But since it is supposed to be a vacation, I felt justified in studying a more familiar topic, so transplant immunosuppression it is. Wow.  Everyon ... Read on »
Improvement of severe systemic sclerosis-associated gastric antral vascular ectasia following immunosuppressive treatment with i by Jan Posted Thu 11 Feb 2010 12:00am By Schulz SW, O'Brien M, Maqsood M, Sandorfi N, Galdo FD, Jimenez SA. OBJECTIVE: We describe 3 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) with severe, transfusion-dependent gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) refractory to laser ablation who showed remarkable clinical and endoscopic improvement following intravenous (IV) pulse cyclop ... Read on »
Immunosuppression & Training by Alberto R. Patient Expert Posted Fri 23 Jan 2009 6:26pm Y esterday, the signs and symptoms of URTI (upper respiratory tract infection) started to present themselves in the afternoon and in such a manner that in less than an hour I found myself submerged in a state of sickness. I had a sore throat, I was sneezing, had a running nose, I had a feeling of fullness in my head, my body ached and I went qu ... Read on »