Therapy for Severe Vasculitis Shows Long-Term Effectiveness
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Related MedlinePlus Page: Vasculitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rituxan Helps in Vasculitis Over Long Term (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A single course of treatment with rituximab (Rituxan) was as effective over 18 months as conventional immunosuppression among patients with severe organ- or life-threatening vasculitis, a randomized noninferiority trial found. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 1, 2013 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Short-Term Rituximab Treatment Effective Against ANCA VasculitisShort-Term Rituximab Treatment Effective Against ANCA Vasculitis
Four weeks of treatment with rituximab is as effective as 18 months of therapy with cyclophosphamide and azathioprine for people with severe antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Therapy for severe vasculitis shows long-term effectiveness
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Administering the drug rituximab once weekly for one month provides the same benefits as 18 months of daily immunosuppressive therapy in people with severe forms of vasculitis, or inflammation of the blood vessels, a study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 31, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Can levamisole-contaminated cocaine cause pulmonary hypertension?
This article is valuable in alerting clinicians cocaine users may be at risk for the condition. I expect future studies will determine just how much aminorex is produced from exposure to typical amounts of contaminated cocaine. Remember, there are two known conditions that can be caused by levamisole-tainted cocaine: agraulocytosis and necrotizing vasculitis. Tip o’ the hat to Dr. Jerry Hoffman, who alerted me to this possible connection. I had not heard of it before. Related posts: Cocaine-associated hyponatremia: is levamisole the culprit? Levamisole-adulterated cocaine: an excellent review Cocaine, levamisole, and...
Source: The Poison Review - May 30, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical aminorex cocaine levamisole pulmonary hypertension Source Type: news

Rituximab Works in ANCA-Linked Vasculitis (CME/CE)
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Rituximab given as adjunctive therapy to children with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis dramatically lowered the dosage of cyclophosphamide needed for treatment, researchers said here. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 5, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Steroids, Relapse Predict Damage from Vasculitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- BIRMINGHAM, England -- Patients with systemic vasculitis who require steroids for long periods or who have multiple relapses are likely to have extensive, irreversible organ damage, a researcher said here. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 27, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Anxiety UK assists the launch of first online patient support centre for Vasculitis sufferers
Anxiety UK has been commissioned to assist with the first online patient support centre for Vasculitis sufferers following months of work by the Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation (LCTF). The charity was set up two years ago by Adrienne and Grant Currie following the death of their daughter Lauren from Vasculitis. The new patient support centre [...] (Source: ANXIETY UK News)
Source: ANXIETY UK News - April 12, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline announces start of phase III study of Benlysta® (belimumab ) in patients with vasculitis
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) today announced the start of a Phase III study to evaluate Benlysta® (belimumab) in patients with ANCA (Anti-neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies) positive vasculitis – a condition that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. (Source: GSK news)
Source: GSK news - April 3, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

LCTF and Anxiety UK live webinar will discuss anxiety with Vasculitis
The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation (LCTF) and Anxiety UK will host a live webinar presented by Paul Murricane, the former BAFTA nominated producer for Dispatches and Equinox documentaries, at 2.30pm on Tuesday 9th April 2013. The webinar will also feature guest speakers Andrew Johnson, who produces relaxation and sleep support CD therapies for the NHS [...] (Source: ANXIETY UK News)
Source: ANXIETY UK News - March 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What is Acute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infancy?
Discussion The differential diagnosis for acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (AHEI) is similar to purpura and includes: Vascultitis Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) Drug induced Kawasaki disease Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Trauma induced Infectious Disease Meningococcemia Sepsis Dermatologic Erythema multiforme Gianotti Crosti Hemorrhagic urticaria Sweet’s syndrome Child maltreatment Neonatal lupus Learning Point Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (AHEI, also called Seidlmayer or postinfectious cockade purpura, medallion-like purpura, or Finkelstein’s disease) is an uncommon, self-limited cutaneous leukocy...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 28, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Rheumatology: Images in Clinical Medicine
Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Assistant Professor at University of ChicagoEndocardial Calcification in Beh çet ' s Disease. NEJM, 11/2013.A tiger man - sarcoidosis with muscle involvement. Lancet, 12/2012.Raynaud ' s syndrome may lead to acro-osteolysis. Lancet, 06/2012.Vertebra Plana due to Langerhans ' -cell histiocytosis, with Spontaneous Healing. NEJM, 05/2012.Digital Mucous Cyst. NEJM, 04/2012.Post-Traumatic Herniated Cervical Disk. NEJM, 02/2012.Tophaceous Gout. NEJM, 01/2012.Pulmonary Cement Embolism after Vertebroplasty. NEJM, 01/2012.Metastasis of Renal-Cell Carcinoma. NEJM, 10/2011.Gout Nodulosis. NEJM, 09/2...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - August 22, 2009 Category: General Medicine Tags: Images Rheumatology Source Type: news

Gastroenterology: Images in Clinical Medicine
Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Assistant Professor at University of ChicagoGrey Turner ' s sign suggesting retroperitoneal haemorrhage. Lancet, 05/2014.Abdominal-Wall Varices in the Budd –Chiari Syndrome. NEJM, 05/2014.Biliary ileus. Lancet, 07/2012.Meconium-like Ileus in Cystic Fibrosis. NEJM, 05/2012.Achalasia. NEJM, 04/2012.Intestinal Infestation with Ancylostoma ceylanicum. NEJM, 03/2012.Kayser-Fleischer Rings in Wilson ' s Disease. NEJM, 03/2012.Barium Aspiration. NEJM, 03/2012.Pneumopericardium Associated with a Peptic Ulcer. NEJM, 12/2011.Abdominal calcifications secondary to cysticercosis. Lancet, 12/2011.Retinopat...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - August 22, 2009 Category: General Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology Images Source Type: news