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02-04-2013 | Immunology | Article

Duloxetine effective for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Duloxetine offers significant relief from painful peripheral neuropathy in patients undergoing chemotherapy, results of a placebo-controlled trial indicate.

01-04-2013 | Immunology | Article

Diet linked to severe asthma

Individuals with severe persistent asthma consume more fat and less fiber than healthy individuals, and this is associated with reduced lung function and increased airway inflammation, show study results.

01-04-2013 | Immunology | Article

Unpasteurized milk linked to reduced asthma, allergy risk

Consumption of unpasteurized milk in early life is associated with a reduced risk for asthma and allergies, results from a Polish study suggest.

26-03-2013 | Surgery | Article

Nerve block offers dramatic relief from phantom limb pain

Ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve block may be an effective treatment for phantom limb pain, results of a pilot study indicate.

25-03-2013 | Immunology | Article

Asthma control measures prone to discrepancy

Frequent discrepancies exist between clinical, physiologic, and inflammatory measures of disease control in patients with mild asthma who do not take inhaled corticosteroids, say Canadian researchers.

24-03-2013 | Immunology | Article

Asthma seasonal variation associated with allergic sensitization

Seasonal variation in asthma attacks in young adults is dependent on their sensitization to outdoor allergens, a study shows.

21-03-2013 | Infectious disease | Article

CMV posterior eye infection can occur without immune compromise

Cytomegalovirus-associated posterior uveitis or panuveitis may occur in patients without evidence of immune insufficiency and is characterized by vitreous inflammation, researchers report.

21-03-2013 | Immunology | Article

Scabies link with pemphigoid investigated

Research suggests that patients who experience scabies infection may be at increased risk for developing the autoimmune blistering skin condition bullous pemphigoid.

21-03-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Psoriasis a risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease

Patients with psoriasis are at an increased risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease, report researchers.

18-03-2013 | Immunology | Article

ART monitoring unnecessary in children with HIV

Routine laboratory monitoring for toxicity is unnecessary in children with HIV treated with non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors plus nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, research shows.

18-03-2013 | Immunology | Article

Sensorineural hearing loss a risk for younger HIV patients

People with human immunodeficiency virus are at an increased risk for developing sudden sensorineural hearing loss if they are aged 18 to 35 years, report researchers.

18-03-2013 | Immunology | Article

Allogeneic HCT feasible in patients with advanced hematologic malignancies

Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation relying on graft-versus-tumor effects is a feasible treatment regimen for patients with advanced hematologic malignancies who cannot tolerate high-intensity regimens, report researchers.

17-03-2013 | Immunology | Article

Selenium status shows poor association with childhood asthma

Selenium status is not associated with risk for asthma or atopy in children, study findings suggest.

17-03-2013 | Immunology | Article

T cell receptor profile in immune response to flu vaccine identified

Researchers have identified a profile of receptors present on T cells that induces the protective antibody response to influenza vaccine.

17-03-2013 | Psychology | Article

HIV infection speeds up HCV liver damage

Researchers have found that co-infection with HIV accelerates hepatitis C virus-related liver damage by nearly 10 years.

14-03-2013 | Psychology | Article

Targeted HIV prophylaxis key to cost effectiveness

A review of modeling studies shows that HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis is a cost-effective prevention strategy in many settings.

11-03-2013 | Infectious disease | Article

HIV transmission and the law: guidance needed for support services

Support services for those living with HIV will benefit from improved guidance about the criminalization of HIV transmission, according to a UK study.

11-03-2013 | Immunology | Article

Pain relief guidelines for osteoarthritis ‘need revision’

The current practice of prescribing narcotic analgesics as pain relief for individuals with osteoarthritis may need reconsideration, suggest US researchers.

10-03-2013 | Genetics | Article

Chromosome 17 variants specific to childhood asthma and wheezing

Genetic variations at the 17q21 locus on chromosome 17 are specific to childhood asthma and certain wheezing phenotypes and not to more general phenotypes such as atopy or lung function, according to the results of an international study.

10-03-2013 | Immunology | Article

Rituximab may provide functional cure for pemphigus

Rituximab can induce long-term complete remission in patients with the chronic autoimmune disease pemphigus, show study findings.