The product is currently being evaluated in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of scleroderma, a severe connective tissue disease
which primarily afflicts women.
The journal article reviewed the findings of published epidemiological studies published since 1999 to investigate the association between cosmetic silicone breast implants and hypothesized new atypical connective tissue diseases
Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune connective tissue disease
that primarily affects women and has been alleged in lawsuits to be linked to breast implants.
Results showed "In none of the patients a casual relationship between the implantation and the development of connective tissue disease
in the investigation of surrogate markers for connective tissue diseases
Mentor Corporation (NYSE:MNT), a leading supplier of medical products in the United States and internationally, today announced that the American Journal of Epidemiology (2004, 160/7: 619-627) published the results of the National Cancer Institute-funded long-term research on the relationship between breast implants and connective tissue diseases
By the mid-1990s the accusations by plaintiffs' attorneys again changed from classical connective tissue diseases
, with their defined medical criteria, to a new disease invented by plaintiffs' attorneys and their experts -- so-called "siliconosis" or "silicone related disease," whose massive constellation of symptoms made scientific study challenging.
The abstract of the study, entitled "Sitaxsentan Improves 6MW in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Related to Connective Tissue Diseases
(CTD)," [Abstract #1852], Vallerie McLaughlin, M.
Scleroderma, lupus and related connective tissue diseases
are chronic inflammatory autoimmune diseases that can damage the blood vessels of the lungs and other organs.
Clinical significance of low creatine phosphokinase values in patients with connective tissue diseases
Similar deficiencies in EIA detection of ANAs are found in IFA-positive cases of polymyositis and dermatomyositis patients as well as in subpopulations of the classic inflammatory connective tissue diseases
It includes information on an expanded number of conditions and the new biologic therapies used in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis and connective tissue diseases
If your disease depends on estrogen as a disease-modifying agent, which many of the connective tissue diseases
do, the more estrogen you take the worse you seem to get.
The first section covers clinical diseases, including primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, allergic disease, autoimmunity and connective tissue diseases
, and vasculitis.
He is a pioneer in making transgenic mice, leading to some important advances in understanding cancer, neurological and connective tissue diseases
, and developmental abnormalities.