Shingles Vaccine OK in Mild Lupus

NEW YORK (MedPage Today) -- Vaccination against shingles may be safe for patients with mild, stable systemic lupus erythematosus, a researcher said here.
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Conclusion: ELISA showed excellent results in terms of sensitivity and specificity, with a potential use in research and routine diagnostics.RESUMEN Introducci ón: La detección de anticuerpos contra el ácido desoxirribonucleico (ADN) de doble cadena (dc) es uno de los criterios de clasificación para el diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES). Objetivo: Describir una técnica inmunoenzimática (ELISA) cuantitativa para detección de anticuer pos de inmunoglobulina de clase G (IgG) anti-ADNdc. Métodos: Se evaluó el desempeño de la t&eac...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Discussion: These two cases demonstrate that singles vaccination is not an absolute protection against varicella zoster virus–related acute retinal necrosis. However, such vaccination may reduce the severity of the acute retinal necrosis.
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Authors: Spagnuolo A, Gridelli C Abstract Introduction: In recent years, immunotherapy has become an integral part of the treatment of many cancers, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Precious therapeutic weapons impacting survival are monoclonal antibodies directed against the programmed death protein-1 (PD-1)/programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) immune checkpoint. Areas covered: Unfortunately, not all patients treated with checkpoint inhibitors have durable clinical responses. However, a better understanding of the complexity of interactions between the immune system and cancer, the latter capable of adop...
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Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Jing Zhao, Changqing Liu, Jiaojiao Zhang, Xiuying Huang, Guozhong ZhangAbstractTo investigate cytokine expression in chicken embryo fibroblast (CEF) cells, a virulent avian avulavirus 1 (AAvV-1) strain called SG10 that rapidly causes 100% mortality in its host, and a vaccine strain (La Sota) were characterized. Real-time quantitative PCR was performed on RNA samples from CEF cells, which were collected at 0, 24, 48 and 72 h post-infection. The dynamic expression patterns of ten cytokines (TNF-α, IFN-α, IFN-β, IL-1&beta...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
The availability of vaccines in poor and remote regions is usually the result of a lack of proper storage and transportation options. For most vaccines to survive, they must be kept cold and within a prescribed temperature range. Storage areas have t...
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Democratic Republic of Congo called on Wednesday for Merck's experimental Ebola vaccine to be fully licensed to facilitate its use in the Ebola-hit country, while saying Johnson&Johnson's rival drug would complicate matters.Reuters Health Information
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I was speaking with someone recently who has a series of chronic and painful conditions; some of which are noticeable and some ‘invisible’. What is particularly distressful is that people sometimes say to her, “At least you don’t have cancer.” How dismissive is that? I know they are trying to help her feel better about what she does have and perhaps even attempt to minimize the impact, but it is not compassionate or helpful. There are diagnoses such as fibromyalgia, lupus, diabetes, arthritis or neuropathy which some people have to navigate. It might mean taking naps on an as-needed basis, en...
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(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate exciting advances for individuals suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The first is a phase II clinical study of a promising oral treatment, baricitinib. The second demonstrates the effective use of shingles vaccine in SLE patients who are particularly prone to this infection.
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