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WHY DO MY SYMPTOMS IMPROVE ON ANTIBIOTICS BUT DETERIORATE WHEN I STOP? by Joanne60 Posted Sun 18 Nov 2012 5:05pm Why does my arthritis get better when I take antibiotics but deteriorate when I stop? Why does my muscle weakness get better on antibiotics but deteriorate when I stop? Why does my fatigue and Fibromyalgia get better when I take antibiotics but deteriorate when I stop? Why do my chronic symptoms improve on antibiotics for urinary tract infecti ... Read on »
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: an unusual scleroderma-like fibrosing disorder by Jan Posted Wed 09 Mar 2011 2:16am Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a fibrosing disorder, recently described in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, usually after exposure to gadolinium (Gd)-based contrast agents, characterized by progressive fibrotic involvement mainly of the skin. At clinical examination, the cutaneous findings of NSF may partly resemble th ... Read on »
Pulmonary Fibrosis in Systemic Sclerosis: Association With Myocardial Fibrosis by Jan Posted Sun 05 Dec 2010 9:03pm Purpose: To evaluate the relationship between pulmonary and myocardial fibrosis in patients with systemic sclerosis (SS). Materials and Methods: Eighteen patients with SS prospectively underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the chest. Cardiac biomarkers (N-terminal pr ... Read on »
New pharmacological strategies for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis by Jan Posted Sun 27 Mar 2011 9:25am The treatment of pulmonary fibrosis continues to pose major difficulties. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the most prevalent chronic fibrosing lung disease, is a devastating condition that carries a prognosis worse than that of many cancers. Abnormalities in multiple pathways involved in wound healing and inflammation lead to the development ... Read on »
Antioxidant therapy in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: hope is kindled by Jan Posted Sat 01 May 2010 12:00am A. U. Wells CORRESPONDENCE: A. U. Wells, Royal Brompton Hospital, Fulham Rd, London SW3 6HP, UKFax: . E-mail: a.wells@rbh.nthames.nhs.uk The new American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias 1 has redefined entities previously grouped as "idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis" ( ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: congenital hepatic fibrosis by nih.gov Posted Wed 25 Jan 2012 2:54pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Treatment Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed January 2012 What is congenital hepatic fibrosis? Congenital hepatic fibrosis is a disease of the liver that is pres ... Read on »
Can dialysis prevent nephrogenic systemic fibrosis? by Matt S. Posted Sun 25 Jan 2009 12:00am There has been a lot of literature over the past few years regarding the identification of gadolinium-based contrast dye as the driving force behind the dermatologic fibrosing condition nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). While there remain doubters that gadolinium has definitively been shown to be the cause of this disease--an admittedly ... Read on »
Finger Clubbing in Cystic Fibrosis by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:27pm One of the prevailing physical signs of cystic fibrosis is noticeable digital clubbing. Digital clubbing is a condition in which the tips of fingers or toes have an unusually large amount of excess tissue. This results in the nail bed taking on a curved appearance. This rounding of the fingertips is easily recognized by viewing the fingers f ... Read on »
Gall Bladder Issues in Cystic Fibrosis by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:27pm The gall bladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that connects to the liver by a series of ducts. As part of the digestive system, the gallbladder’s role is to store bile (a bitter liquid produced by the liver) that will be used to digest food, particularly fat, on its way to the small intestine. Nearly every cystic fibrosis (CF) p ... Read on »
Commonly used three-drug regimen for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis found harmful by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sat 22 Oct 2011 10:04pm The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has stopped one arm of a three arm multi-center, clinical trial studying treatments for the lung-scarring disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for safety concerns. The trial found that people with IPF receiving ... Read on »