Extractions: About Parents Providers Library ... Research Select Another Subject Adolescent Medicine Arthritis Burns Cardiovascular Disorders Craniofacial Anomalies Dermatology Eye Care Growth and Development High-Risk Newborn High-Risk Pregnancy Infectious Diseases Medical Genetics Mental Health Neurological Disorders Normal Newborn Oncology Orthopaedics Respiratory Disorders Surgery Terminally Ill, Care of Transplantation Urology About Pittsburgh Directions and Parking Departments and Services Neighborhood Locations ... Online Resources About Pediatric Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases What is the difference between arthritis and other rheumatic diseases?
Child Health Library - Arthritis - Glossary synovial membrane a tissue that lines and seals SLE or lupus.) - an autoimmune disordercharacterized by of joints, tendons, and other connective tissues and http://www.chp.edu/greystone/arthritis/glossary_cs.php
Extractions: About Parents Providers Library ... Research Select Another Subject Adolescent Medicine Arthritis Burns Cardiovascular Disorders Craniofacial Anomalies Dermatology Eye Care Growth and Development High-Risk Newborn High-Risk Pregnancy Infectious Diseases Medical Genetics Mental Health Neurological Disorders Normal Newborn Oncology Orthopaedics Respiratory Disorders Surgery Terminally Ill, Care of Transplantation Urology About Pittsburgh Directions and Parking Departments and Services Neighborhood Locations ... Online Resources Glossary A B C D ... Z A [back to top] ankylosing spondylitis - a type of arthritis that affects the spine. antibody - a special protein produced by the bodys immune system that recognizes and helps fight infectious agents and other foreign substances that invade the body. arthralgia - pain in the joint. arthritis - inflammation of the joint. arthroscopy - the use of an intra-articular camera inserted into the joint through a small incision to show the inside of a joint; the procedure allows the physician to also assess, repair, or reconstruct various tissues both within and around joints. B [back to top] bursas - fluid-filled sacs between bones and ligaments, or other adjacent structures.
Extractions: Facility Information DeWitt Comm Hosp Genesis Medical Ctr Illini Hospital Genesis Health Grp VNA Autoimmune disorders are conditions in which a person's immune system attacks the body's own cells, causing tissue destruction. Autoimmunity is accepted as the cause of a wide range of disorders, and it is suspected to be responsible for many more. Autoimmune diseases are classified as either general, in which the autoimmune reaction takes place simultaneously in a number of tissues, or organ specific, in which the autoimmune reaction targets a single organ. Autoimmune disorders include the following: Systemic lupus erythematosus . A general autoimmune disease in which antibodies attack a number of different tissues. The disease recurs periodically and is seen mainly in young and middle-aged women. Rheumatoid arthritis . Occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys the tissues that line bone joints and cartilage. The disease occurs throughout the body, although some joints may be more affected than others. Goodpasture's syndrome . Occurs when antibodies are deposited in the membranes of both the lung and kidneys, causing both inflammation of kidney glomerulus (
Extractions: Error processing SSI file '/pd.tpl' OVERALL GOAL Provide residents with the appropriate environment where they can acquire a comprehensive knowledge of Dermatology for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of the American Board of Dermatology for certification. GENERAL GOALS The main thrust of the training will be devoted to acquiring expert clinical skills, during the delivery of dermatological care in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center facility, to our patient population which ranges between newborns and geriatrics. The resident physician should provide care for patients whose conditions range from outpatient treatable diseases to those requiring inpatient dermatological care. The residents will have primary responsibility to the patients they hospitalize, and they will participate with their attending on consultations on patients admitted in other services who have dermatologic manifestations. Residents will be encouraged to utilize basic science resources in the development of an understanding of the mechanisms of diseases and their management.
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Comfy Splints immunologic and inflammatory alterations of connective tissue. Although the autoimmunedisorders are considered acquired diseases, their causes http://www.comfysplints.com/health/rheumatoid-arthritis.htm
Extractions: Rheumatoid Arthritis Onset of the disease in adults is usually between the ages of 40 to 60 years, although it can occur at any age. The etiology of RA remains unknown. Metabolic and nutritional factors, the endocrine system, geographic, psychologic, and occupational data have been extensively studied with no conclusive findings. It now appears that an unknown antigen initiates the autoimmune response resulting in RA.
Autoimmune Disorders And Hepatitis C the heart, lungs, nerves, skin, and connective tissue. ameliorating symptoms and preventingtissue destruction People with autoimmune conditions and indeed http://www.hcvadvocate.org/Oldsite/200206/autoimmune.htm
Extractions: By Liz Highleyman Print this page Many of the conditions associated with chronic hepatitis C are autoimmune disorders, in which the immune system attacks the bodys own tissues. There are more than 80 different conditions related to autoimmunity, and they affect almost every organ and system in the body. Some extrahepatic (outside the liver) autoimmune conditions seen in people with HCV include antiphospholipid syndrome, cryoglobulinemia, lichen planus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Sjögrens syndrome, and thyroiditis. Other autoimmune conditions for example multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and Crohns disease do not appear to be more common in people with HCV than in the general population. Most serious HCV-associated autoimmune conditions occur during late-stage hepatitis after the liver has sustained extensive damage. A majority of people with chronic hepatitis C never experience serious HCV-associated autoimmune conditions. What Happens?
Health Hippo: Medical Devices & Supplies increased risk of some welldefined autoimmune diseases. on Trial Links to resourcesfor women Dow Corning Corporation; Library (CIC, general) - Silicone Breast http://hippo.findlaw.com/hippodev.html
Extractions: Services such as CNSV-net are clearly the shining light of providing information. December 2001 CNSV-net recently had an opportunity to talk with Dr. Leonard H. Calabrese of The Cleveland Clinic about Central Nervous System Vasculitis. We are grateful that Dr. Calabrese took time from his busy schedule to answer our questions. CNSV-net: Thank you, Dr. Calabrese. We appreciate that you're sharing your expertise and insights with us. Dr. Calabrese: Thank you. CNSV-net: CNS vasculitis affects people in different ways depending in part on what part of the brain is affected. But, there are some commonalities: confusion, difficulty in word finding, susceptibility to over-stimulation, visual problems and fatigue to name a few. Can you describe for us the essence of CNS vasculitis? What is it that's happening to the brain, and how does that show up for a patient? Dr. Calabrese: The essence of CNS vasculitis is simply a damaged brain by lack of blood flow. The fundamental process is no different than the common stroke. However, it is often much more diffuse than a stroke which is isolated to a single part of the brain. As in people who have strokes, much of the symptomatology the complicated package of symptoms that people with CNS vasculitis carry with them for months to years, or even for the rest of their lives, is due to residual damage, which must be differentiated from ongoing disease activity.
Scleroderma Terms autoimmune disorder. connective tissue. The body's response to tissue damage;includes hotness, swelling, redness, and pain in the affected part. http://www.chclibrary.org/micromed/00064500.html
Extractions: Connective tissue is found throughout the body. It is a fibrous tissue produced by special cells called fibroblasts. Many cells of the immune system exist within the connective tissue. Connective tissue supports all of the structures of the body, including the skin, the organs, and all of the body's blood vessels and nerves. Collagen is a type of protein fiber present in connective tissue. In scleroderma, collagen is over produced and is defective. Collagen then accumulates throughout the body, causing the hardening (sclerosis), scarring (fibrosis), and the damage characteristic of scleroderma. Because collagen is found so widely throughout the body, the effects of scleroderma are almost always widespread. Scleroderma occurs in all races of people all over the world. Patients are most often diagnosed between the ages of 30-50 years old. Women are three to four times more likely to suffer from the disorder. Young Afro-American women and Choctaw Native Americans have particularly high rates of the disease. Although some cases of scleroderma clearly run in families, most cases of scleroderma occur without any known family tendency for the disease.
Extractions: The faculty is comprised of 29 full time members in the Division of Rheumatology and Department of Medicine at HSS. All faculty members have academic appointments at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University (WMCCU) and Hospital appointments at the East Campus of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital . The Rheumatology Program is complemented by the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University (WGSMSCU) Program in Immunology which has 28 faculty including 6 based at HSS in Rheumatology (*) and the WGSMSCU Program in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research which has 12 faculty including 9 affiliated with HSS. All physician faculty members are Board Certified in Rheumatology. The members of the faculty include: Stephen A. Paget, MD
2001 NIH Research Festival : Mini-Symposia 2 MT1MMP Is An Essential Tool in connective tissue Housekeeping. to the control ofautoimmune disease, excess T cell Function in Inflammatory diseases of the http://festival01.nih.gov/mini_symposia2.html
Extractions: Main Auditorium Program Tom Waldmann, NCI Contrasting Roles of IL-2 and IL-15 in the Life and Death of Lymphocytes: Implications for Immunotherapy Robert Nussenblatt, NEI Bench to Bedside: Targeting the IL-2 Receptor as Therapy for Autoimmune Uveitis Tom Wynn, NIAID IL-13 Blockade and Treatment of Infection-induced Liver Fibrosis Warren Strober, NIAID Treatment of Th1 Inflammations with Anti-IL-12 and TGF-b Murine Models of Genetic Bone Disease
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East Texas AHEC Digital LIbrary Patient/Family resources by Topic Dermatology Scleroderma Patient/Family resources Pediatrics Spanish Miscellaneous See also general Dermatology Patient/Family resources Scleroderma Clinical resources Arthritis Foundation Homepage Disease http://easttexasahec-dl.slis.ua.edu/patientinfo/dermatology/immunedisorders/scle
Extractions: Patient/Family Resources by Topic: Dermatology Scleroderma Patient/Family Resources Pediatrics Spanish Miscellaneous See also: American College of Rheumatology: Homepage American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: Homepage University of Birmingham (U.K.) Dept of Rheumatology: Homepage American Pain Foundation: Homepage MEDLINE plus Medical Encyclopedia: Table of contents InteliHealth Disease and Condition Guide Table of contents Merck Manual Home Edition Table of contents Chapter 51. Disorders of Joints and Connective Tissue:
Guam Medical Libraries Digital Libraries Program Patient/Family resources by Topic Dermatology Scleroderma Patient/Family resources Pediatrics Spanish Miscellaneous See also general Dermatology Patient/Family resources Scleroderma Clinical resources MD Consult Homepage Medical Library http://guam-dl.slis.ua.edu/patientinfo/dermatology/immunedisorders/scleroderma.h
Extractions: Patient/Family Resources by Topic: Dermatology Scleroderma Patient/Family Resources Pediatrics Spanish Miscellaneous See also: Arthritis Foundation: Homepage American College of Rheumatology: Homepage American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: Homepage University of Birmingham (U.K.) Dept of Rheumatology: Homepage American Pain Foundation: Homepage MEDLINE plus Medical Encyclopedia: Table of contents InteliHealth Disease and Condition Guide Table of contents Merck Manual Home Edition Table of contents Chapter 51. Disorders of Joints and Connective Tissue:
Muscles, Bones, And Joints Disorders and diseases affecting the muscles, bones, and is constricted by the connectivetissue around it Links to information and resources for eosinophilic http://rarediseases.about.com/cs/musclesbonesjoints/
Health Library - Dermatomyositis Conditions Information on diseases and health Dermatomyositis is a progressive connectivetissue disorder characterized thought to be an autoimmune disorder. http://health_info.nmh.org/Library/HealthGuide/IllnessConditions/topic.asp?hwid=
Health Library - Eosinophilic Fasciitis recently been recognized as a variant of Scleroderma, a disease in which connectivetissue in the American autoimmune Related diseases Association, Inc http://health_info.nmh.org/Library/HealthGuide/IllnessConditions/topic.asp?hwid=
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