Discovery Of New Immune Defence Enzyme

Main Category: Immune System / Vaccines
Also Included In: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Article Date: 07 Apr 2012 – 0:00 PDT

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Neutrophil granulocytes comprise important defences for the immune system. When pathogenic bacteria penetrate the body, they are the first on the scene to mobilise other immune cells via signal molecules, thereby containing the risk. To this end, they release serine proteases – enzymes that cut up other proteins to activate signal molecules. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried have now discovered a new serine protease: neutrophil serine protease 4, or NSP4. This enzyme could provide a new target for the treatment of diseases that involve an overactive immune system, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Standardized Measures To Determine Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Endorsed By The ACR

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Article Date: 04 Apr 2012 – 1:00 PDT

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A working group convened by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has evaluated more than 60 disease activity measures for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The group narrowed the number of RA disease activity measures and the recommended six for use in U.S. clinical practice are detailed in Arthritis Care Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the ACR.

Guidelines For Use Of DMARDs And Biologic Drugs In Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Updated By American College Of Rheumatology

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Tuberculosis
Article Date: 04 Apr 2012 – 1:00 PDT

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The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released the 2012 recommendations for the use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biologic agents in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The guidelines published in the ACR journal, Arthritis Care Research, are an update to the 2008 recommendations and address the issues of initiating and switching drugs, screening for tuberculosis (TB) reactivation, immunization, and the use of biologics in high-risk RA patients.

Metastatic Breast Cancer And Arthritis Link

Main Category: Breast Cancer
Also Included In: Arthritis / Rheumatology;  Lung Cancer
Article Date: 03 Apr 2012 – 0:00 PDT

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New research shows it may be no accident when doctors observe how patients suffering from both breast cancer and arthritis seem to have more aggressive cancer. However, the new-found interaction between the two diseases may also suggest a possible treatment.

OBGYNs are soooo Funny!

Conversations with my OBGYN:

Me, eyes wide as saucers: “That’s the biggest Q-tip I’ve ever seen.  That’ll never fit in my ear.”


“That’ll never fit in my ear…”

Doctor: “Oh, it’s not going in your ear…”  (Insert maniacal laughter here)

Me, staring at the ceiling: “You gals really need some artwork up here or something.


Beats looking at the Inception Speculum

Doctor: “You’re right.  We need something to keep you from seeing instruments like these…”

Me: “What the heck is THAT???”  Doctor: “It’s like a tiny speculum, for your cervix, so I can open it up and get good sample.”

September 1997

September 1997 – Woodbridge, Virginia 
 
The whole family was asleep when I heard the beeping in my left ear. I was on the internet talking in #UFO on Undernet about my initial experience with the missing time. These various types of equipment started to come to be visually: a connector of some sort, a possible stasis chamber, a possible source of energy (green fluid), and for the first time saw one of them very sick, tired, and could hardly stand up. This one had almond shaped eyes, pale pink/gray skin tone, but the skin was peeling (possible radiation burns), and was 4.5 to 5 feet tall. On the 15th had been on board a scout ship and saw bright white light emitted from wands in the ceiling of these ships (resembled the frets and arms of a guitar). The white light pulsed–the more you thought or looked at it–the pulse changed. No other memory from that visit. Later in the month (23rd), I woke up with a lump on the back of my neck on the left side. Had my husband feel it 1900 hours and he found it. (Could some fluid been removed in the early hours of the morning?) I had no inclination to see a doctor about this either. I don’t usually wake up with strange lumps. Also later in the month (24th) someone had placed a Phase I, delta tone on the Internet. When I listened to this tone, I visualized gray’s face, a pyramid receiving/sending energy, and a global map of Earth with landing sites. End of month (26th) was on the Internet in #Sufoit/Para-4 on DALnet when Spotk2 and Bambina said that I should go outside to look at the Zeta motherships. I couldn’t find the Big Dipper or Orion’s Belt, but I did see a ship just below the left of the Little Dipper. It was yellow with orange tinge. I saw this through binoculars.

Surgical Instruments providing Company

In the United States medical care and surgery are considered to be as a great business and as a result of this there is a huge demand of high quality surgical tools and instruments. With the growing demand of surgical instruments the number of medical devices providing companies is also increasing day by day. Many of the people are nowadays supplying quality surgical instruments that are used in surgeries in operating rooms around the world. Due to this reason many suppliers are turning into manufacturers. There is a good demand of surgical instruments and instruments and those who are manufacturing these instruments can make a good living.