Metabolites of prostaglandin synthases as potential biomarkers of Lyme disease severity and symptom resolution

ConclusionDysregulation of prostaglandins and related lipid mediators may play a role in the etiology of LB and persistence of inflammation that may lead to long-term complications. Further investigation into the precise levels of a wide range of PGs and related factors is critical as it may propose novel markers that can be used for early diagnosis.
Source: Inflammation Research - Category: Research Source Type: research

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Authors: Curtis JR, Brahe CH, Østergaard M, Hetland ML, Hambardzumyan K, Saevarsdottir S, Wang X, Flake DD, Sasso EH, Huizinga TW Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the multi-biomarker disease activity (MBDA) score with the DAS28-CRP and CRP for predicting risk of radiographic progression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: Published studies of the MBDA score and radiographic progression with ≥100 patients per cohort were evaluated. Rates of radiographic progression over 1 year were determined across the low/moderate/high categories for MBDA score (low/moderate/high: 44), DAS28-CRP (low/modera...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
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Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Infectious diseases Source Type: blogs
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Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: ARTICLES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research
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