Eating to Beat Inflammation

Eating to Beat Inflammation

Last Saturday, I spoke at a conference at Emory for the Vasculitis Foundation on anti-inflammatory foods. Like me, you may be asking, “What is vasculitis?” Vasculitis is a group of diseases involving inflammation of the vascular system (or blood vessels). Although there is very little research on nutrition and vasculitis,…...

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Vasculitis Related Genes Cause Inflammation of Blood Vessels

Medical scientists at Trinity College in Dublin, in a pan-European collaborative study, have discovered genes that contribute to the condition vasculitis, causing the inflammation of blood vessels. The findings have been recently published in the leading international publication The New England Journal of Medicine. Vasculitis can affect all sizes of…...

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Lancet Article Investigates Primary CNS Vasculitis

An article in the Lancet (2012, 380: 767–77) provides an overview on the current state of diagnosis and treatment of primary CNS vasculitis. It was written by Carlo Salvarani, Department of Internal Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricoveroe Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Robert Brown Jr., Department…...

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PEXIVAS Study Update

March 2013:  This clinical trial is enrolling patients. PEXIVAS: An International Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Assessing Plasma Exchange and Steroid Dosing in the Treatment of Severe Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasm Antibody (ANCA) Associated Vasculitis Introduction: The PEXIVAS study is the largest clinical trial ever to be conducted for vasculitis. The study will…...

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Treat-to-target in vasculitis: is this a sensible approach?

January 2013:  An article in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology (2012,30,4,Suppl.73, Pg. 0149-0153) provides an overview of the pathophysiological drivers that may lead to the identification of specific targets that can “turn off “ the disease. The article is written by Prof. Raashid Luqmani, NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Nuffield Department…...

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