Gold compounds and the antibiotic penicillamine are traditional treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, the joint-destroying disease in which white blood cells and their immune system products invade human joints and cause inflammation.
In the present study, reported in the April ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 24 arthritis patients for whom gold compounds and penicillamine treatments had failed were given--over six weeks-- either high-dose (2,000 rad) or low-dose (200 rad) total lymphoid irradiation.
Topics covered include cisplatin; platinum anticancer drugs; ruthenium, titanium, and gallium for treating cancer; gold compounds
for treating arthritis, cancer, and other diseases; vanadium, copper, and zinc in medicine; metal complexes for diagnosing disease; and metalsi in nanomedicine.
Washington, October 8 (ANI): Australian scientists have found that the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans catalyses the biomineralisation of gold by transforming toxic gold compounds
to their metallic form using active cellular mechanism.
They cover gold (I) nitrogen chemistry; gold (III) complexes with nitrogen and oxygen ligands; pentafluorophenyl gold complexes; the theoretical chemistry of gold from atoms to molecules, cluster, surfaces, and the solid state; the luminescence and photophysics of gold complexes; gold compounds
and their applications in medicine; the nanoscience of gold and gold surfaces; and liquid crystals based on gold compounds