New asthma tool determines best treatment for severe asthma patients
Jun 19, 2018
One in 12 adults and one in 11 children in the United States are living with asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The communication between patients and clinicians is an important factor ...
Pediatric kidney recipients often have subclinical inflammation
Jun 15, 2018
(HealthDay)—For pediatric kidney recipients, subclinical inflammation is associated with increased risk for acute rejection and allograft failure, according to a study published online May 15 in the American Journal of ...
Research team diagnoses asthma with nasal brush test
Jun 11, 2018
Mount Sinai researchers have identified a genetic biomarker of asthma that can be tested for using a simple nasal brush and basic follow-up data analysis. This inexpensive diagnostic test can accurately identify mild to moderate ...
Eosinophilic esophagitis may be due to missing protein
Jun 07, 2018
Scientists have discovered that the absence of a specific protein in cells lining the esophagus may cause inflammation and tissue damage in people with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). EoE affects as many as 150,000 people ...
Novel PET imaging noninvasively pinpoints colitis inflammation
Jun 04, 2018
A novel positron emission tomography (PET) imaging method shows promise for noninvasively pinpointing sites of inflammation in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. ...
Mouse study links triclosan, a common antimicrobial, to colonic inflammation
May 30, 2018
A large research team led by senior author Guodong Zhang at the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports that the antimicrobial ingredient triclosan, found in hand soaps and toothpastes among other products, could have ...
Body knows best: A natural healing mechanism for inflammatory bowel disease
May 30, 2018
Treating inflammatory diseases of the bowel is extremely challenging: Genes, gut microbes and disrupted immune function all contribute. Weizmann Institute of Science researchers are proposing a way around this complexity. ...
Unnecessary antibiotic use in asthma exacerbations may increase hospital stay, costs
May 22, 2018
Administering antibiotics to adults hospitalized with an asthma exacerbation without any documented indication of lung infection appears to lengthen hospital stay, increase cost and result in increased risk for antibiotic-related ...
Chance discovery links inflammatory bowel disease with common bacterial gut toxin
May 17, 2018
New research has uncovered a surprise link between a common bacterial toxin found in the gut and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
International study suggests alternative treatment for mild asthma
May 16, 2018
A large international study led by a Hamilton researcher has found a patient-centric treatment that works for people with mild asthma.