Allergan reports positive Phase IIb two-year data from liver fibrosis trial

Allergan has reported positive top-line two-year results from its Phase IIb CENTAUR clinical trial of Cenicriviroc (CVC) to treat liver fibrosis in adults suffering from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
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Conclusion: Allergic diseases seem to be linked to several risk factors in our population of school children. Many environmental factors might be incriminated in these allergic diseases.
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
​What do you do for a nail from a nail gun in the hand? This procedure is simple, but you have to worry about the aftermath. Complicated issues may arise post-procedure in the days to weeks after extraction, including retained foreign bodies, infection, fractures, disability, pain, nerve damage, tendon rupture, and cosmetic concerns.​Removing the nail is only half the battle. Proper removal, treatment, and follow-up should be considered with all foreign bodies in the skin, especially the hand. Being prepared for the possible aftershocks will help your patient have a successful recovery.A 23-year-old man with a nail fro...
Source: The Procedural Pause - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
In this study, the effects of A. cepa aqueous-alcoholic extract on tracheal responsiveness, lung inflammatory cells and phospholipase A2 (PLA2) level in bronchoalveolar fluid (BALF) of asthmatic rats were examined. Wistar rats were randomly divided into control group (C), asthmatic group (A), asthmatic group (A) treated with A. cepa extract (AC, 0.175, 0.35, and 0.7 mg/mL) and dexamethasone (D, 1.25 μg/mL). The extract of A. cepa and dexamethasone were added to animal's drinking water during sensitization period. Tracheal responsiveness to methacholine and ovalbumin, lung inflammatory cells and PLA2 level in BALF were a...
Source: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewFood-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA) is a form of anaphylaxis that occurs associated with exercise, in which symptoms develop by the combination of food ingestion and physical activity. We aimed to review and discuss the main clinical recommendations for management of FDEIA, focusing on individual factors.Recent findingsNew diagnostic strategies have been developed to optimize the accuracy of provocation challenges, taking in consideration augmenting factors, such as alcohol or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, FDEIA is still insufficiently diagnosed and a high index of...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news
Discussion Flushing is usually thought of as a benign condition such as blushing, but can be quite irritating if it is frequent or persistent (i.e. menopausal hot flashes) or even pathologic (i.e. malignancy). “Flushing is a subjective and sensation of warmth that is accompanied by reddening of the skin anywhere on the body but favors the face, neck, and upper torso…. Flushing can be broadly divided into episodic or persistent. Episodic flashing is mediated by the release of endogenous vasoactive mediators or medications, while persistent flushing result in a fixed facial erythema with telangiectasias and cyan...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of reviewSevere anaphylaxis is a generalized reaction in which cardiovascular and respiratory involvement lead to a fatal or near-fatal outcome. Triggers of severe anaphylaxis differ from one age group to another and are mostly represented by drugs and hymenoptera stings in adults and food in children. Several risk factors and cofactors can increase the odds of severe anaphylaxis by different and still undefined mechanisms.Recent findingsMajor risk factors for severe anaphylaxis include old age, male sex, and preexisting medical conditions such as mast cell disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and uncontroll...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Purpose of review In recent years, the number of reports on food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA) has been increasing. This review aims to describe the standard management of FDEIA including provocation tests and identify the issues that remain unclear. Recent findings Provocation tests with aspirin for FDEIA enable us to confirm the definitive diagnosis and to make differential diagnosis. In some cases, FDEIA symptoms can be induced by aspirin and the causative food without exercise. Exercise may only be an augmenting factor of FDEIA, similar to aspirin or alcohol. Summary The mechanisms of FDEIA dev...
Source: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: FOOD ALLERGY: Edited by Alessandro Fiocchi and Motohiro Ebisawa Source Type: research
The unidentified woman was found to have a hypersensitivity to crab, which, when combined with the alcohol and vigorous dancing, led to the severe allergic reaction.
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This article reviews this relationship and provides recommendations for management. Keywords: Insomnia, sleep disorder, psychiatric disorder, depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder Insomnia affects 25 million people in the United States annually and leads to an estimated $100 billion health care burden. Insomnia has also been shown to be a causal factor in other medical and psychiatric disorders, cognitive impairments, accidents, absenteeism, and reduced quality of life.1 The cost of not treating insomnia is more than the cost of treating insomnia.2 Insomnia as a symptom is seen in up to one third of the Un...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Review anxiety disorder depression insomnia psychiatric disorder psychosis schizophrenia sleep disorder Source Type: research
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