Tag: Treatment

Bortezomib Treatment for Anti-NMDAR Autoimmune Encephalitis

The Journal of the American Medical Association Nuerology reports the following by authors Volker Behrendt, MD1; Christos Krogias, MD1; Anke Reinacher-Schick, MD2; Ralf Gold, MD1; and Ingo Kleiter, MD1: Anti-NMDAR  autoimmune encephalitis, associated with ovarian teratoma, predominantly affects young females.1 Because antibodies against subunits of the NMDAR contribute to the pathogenesis, methods targeting humoral immunity are therapeutically efficacious.2 However, some patients have an unsatisfactory outcome after high-dose corticosteroids, apheresis …

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England’s National Health Service releases evidence review on Intravenous Immunoglobulin for AE

The National Health Service of England published the following review of IVIg for treatment of autoimmune encephalitis. The report was released in January 2016. “Evidence Review: Intravenous immunoglobulin for autoimmune encephalitis” Autoimmune encephalitis (AIE) is used to describe a group of disorders characterised by symptoms of limbic and extra-limbic dysfunction occurring in association with antibodies …

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offering course on effectively dealing with autoimmune diseases

As part of UNC’s School of Medicine, the “Program on Integrative Medicine,”  is offering a five week course titled “The Immunology of Autoimmune Disease, Inflammation and Chronic Infection: A Research-Based Functional Medicine Perspective.” WEDNESDAYS: 6:30pm-8:30pm, February 17– March 16, 2016. ***Please note change in course dates*** Taught by Dr. Sam Yanuck, whose functional medicine practice …

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New study on body’s response to inflammatory pathogens could lead to new therapeutic controls

The body can control inflammatory response triggered by invasions of microbial pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, a discovery that could lead to the development of new therapeutic agents for uncontrolled inflammation, according to researchers at Georgia State University. Read the fill article at Inflammatory Response Study .

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