Three WUSTL faculty named AAAS fellows
... pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is being recognized for her distinguished contributions to understanding the enzyme defect in chronic granulomatous disease — a life-threatening genetic disorder in which certain ...
Washington University in St. Louis News - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:33

Strong Earnings And Low Valuation To Catalyze Horizon Pharma (HZNP)
The acquisition also allows Horizon to market Actimmune, an FDA approved treatment for use in children and adults with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) and severe, malignant osteopetrosis (SMO). Actimmune reduces the frequency and severity of ...
Seeking Alpha (registration) - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:37

Horizon Pharma: A Strong Buy Following The Q3 Report (HZNP)
The company currently has 270 Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) and severe, malignant osteopetrosis (SMO) patients receiving Actimmune and 26 new patients initiated therapy with Actimmune, surpassing the company's internal forecasts.
Seeking Alpha (registration) - Sat, 15 Nov 2014 06:37

Anti-TNF Treatment: Cancer and Infections
A link between malignancy and chronic inflammation, such as is seen in uncontrolled RA, is well recognized. "We assumed that patients taking biologics had more severe disease and ... "Use of the monoclonal antibodies infliximab or adalimumab, when ...
MedPage Today - Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:11

Many pathways are now being targeted
Biologics were part of the management of many diseases and GPs need to be informed regarding the effects of the drugs, consultant rheumatologist Dr Anne Barbara Mongey told the recent Blackrock Clinic GP Education Evening. Dr Mongey spoke about ...
Irish Medical Times - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:11

Bubble boy Mustafa Iqbal leads out Sunderland AFC at the Stadium of Light
Mustafa was diagnosed with chronic granulomatous disease in 2013 and received a life-saving bone marrow transplant from a unrelated European donor in April this year, spending months in isolation, before moving to a halfway house. The youngster is now ...
ChronicleLive - Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:02

Araim Pharmaceuticals Given FDA Fast Track Designation to ARA 290 for the ...
Sarcoidosis, an orphan disease, is diagnosed by the presence of granulomas, typically in the lung, in adults between 20 and 40. Most patients resolve spontaneously or with available treatment options, but 30 percent go on to develop a chronic condition ...
PR Newswire (press release) - Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:07

Heat is on for desert explorers
Although his condition had baffled doctors, staff at Southampton General identified it as the rare immune system defect called Chronic Granulomatous Disease, and he is now making a recovery. Jonathan, 38, from Basingstoke, said: “My family has been ...
Daily Echo - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:43

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