Tag: autoimmune disease

COVID Vax Booster Trial Begun in People With Autoimmune Disease

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s...

Parental Smoking Linked to More Adult RA in Women

Childhood exposure to parental smoking appears to greatly boost the risk of confirmed cases of rheumatoid arthritis in adult women, although the overall rate is...

CAR T-Cell Therapy Drives Refractory SLE Into Remission

Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR T) therapy, a life-extending treatment for patients with advanced B-cell malignancies and multiple myeloma, has now been shown to be...

Olympic Athletes Vulnerable to Everyday Health Risks

On the field of play, Olympic athletes appear to be superhuman ― stronger, faster, and fitter than the rest of us ― and in picture-perfect...

Nintedanib Slows Interstitial Lung Disease in Patients With RA

In a new subgroup analysis of a previously published multinational trial, the preservation of lung function with nintedanib (Ofev) was about the same in patients...

Even Inactive Thyroid Eye Disease Adversely Impacts Patients

Ocular signs and symptoms of thyroid eye disease (TED) often persist beyond the active phase of the condition, with many patients continuing to experience mental...

Common MS Treatment Wears Off More Quickly in Black Patients

Black patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) or neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) may respond differently to common MS treatment compared to their White peers, new...

Researchers Detail More Cases of Clots Tied to COVID Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New evidence emerged today tying vaccines for COVID-19 to extremely rare...

Psoriasis Pathophysiology Insights Carry Treatment Implications

Dr Kenneth Brian Gordon Several surprising recent insights into the pathophysiology of psoriasis may eventually lead to superior treatment strategies for this common T-cell-mediated disease,...

Maternal Chronic Conditions Predict Cerebral Palsy in Offspring

Several maternal chronic conditions increase the risk of giving birth to a child with cerebral palsy, based on data from more than 1.3 million Norwegian...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Early Cognitive Impairment in MS

Vitamin D deficiency detected at the time of diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with cognitive impairment and may also affect disability, according to...

Study Finds AD Significantly Associated With Autoimmune Diseases

A diagnosis of atopic dermatitis in individuals ages 15 years or older, compared with controls without atopic dermatitis, was nearly twice as likely to be...

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sex

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can make its way into every aspect of your life, including your sex life. Mariah Leach, who was diagnosed with...

Golimumab Preserves Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes

The human monoclonal antibody golimumab (Symponi) preserved endogenous insulin secretion in patients with new-onset type 1 diabetes and reduced their exogenous insulin requirements at 1...

COVID-19-Related HCQ Shortages Affected Rheum Patients Worldwide

New data document the global fallout for rheumatology patients when hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) supplies were being diverted to hospitals for COVID-19 patients. Demand for HCQ soared...

Immune System Holds Clues to Virus Reaction

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. One of COVID-19’s scariest mysteries is why some people are mildly...

Prior Autoimmunity Does Not Predict Adverse Events

There is no evidence to support the idea that previous autoimmunity before or after alemtuzumab treatment predicts subsequent rare but serious and possibly life-threatening autoimmune...

TNF Inhibitors Linked to Inflammatory CNS Events

Use of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors in patients with autoimmune diseases may increase risk for inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) outcomes, new research suggests...

High Levels of Air Pollution Linked to Increased MS Risk

Air pollution may be another environmental risk factor for developing multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests. A large cohort study of almost 550,000 individuals living...

Reassuring’ Study Examines COVID-19 Risk in MS

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 08, 2020 — Multiplesclerosis (MS) may not be one of the more serious comorbidities when it...

‘Reassuring’ Study Examines COVID-19 Risk in MS

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Multiple sclerosis (MS) may not be one of the more serious...

Possible COVID Drug Can Be Toxic to Retinas

As we await evidence from multiple ongoing trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the treatment of COVID-19, clinicians have had to make do with conflicting reports regarding its potential efficacy....