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  • Certain Bacteria Within Gut Microbiome May Halt Inflammation Naturally images-2 Certain Bacteria Within Gut Microbiome May Halt Inflammation Naturally

    Bacteria naturally present in our gut may be central for reversing inflammation detected in gut inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). That finding was reported in the study “NLRP12 attenuates colon inflammation by maintaining colonic microbial diversity and promoting protective commensal bacterial growth,” which was published in the journal Nature Immunology. Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center discovered that human patients suffering from ulcerative colitis, one of the most common types of IBD, carry significant lower levels of a protein called NLRP12. “At this point we have limited treatment options and no cure for people with inflammatory bowel disease,” Justin E. Wilson, PhD, research assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Genetics, said in… Read more..

  • Are Autoimmune Diseases On the Rise? images-1 Are Autoimmune Diseases On the Rise?

    The diagnoses of autoimmune diseases are increasing. A recent review of literature concluded that worldwide rates of rheumatic, endocrinological, gastrointestinal, and neurological autoimmune diseases are increasing by 4 to 7 percent per year, with the greatest increases seen in celiac disease, type 1 diabetes, and myasthenia gravis (a rapid fatigue of the muscles), and the greatest increases occurring in countries in the Northern and Western Hemispheres. But are autoimmune diseases really rising, or are doctors more educated on the symptoms and signs of them and therefore able to diagnose patients more effectively? It’s a bit of both, according to Geoff Rutledge, M.D., Ph.D., a California-based physician and chief medical officer at HealthTap.”It is true that as we broaden the definitions of autoimmune… Read more..

  • Will new autoimmune drugs lower cost? drug picture Will new autoimmune drugs lower cost?

    The average monthly cost of drugs to treat inflammatory conditions was more than $3,000 in 2015, according to Express Scripts’ 2015 Drug Trend Report, released in March 2016. Additionally, per member per year spend on drugs to treat autoimmune diseases was $89.10 in 2015, making inflammatory conditions the leading specialty therapy class as well as the leading class overall in the report. “Spending on autoimmune drugs continues to increase and utilization is rising,” says April Kunze, PharmD, senior director, clinical formulary development and trend management strategy, Prime Therapeutics. “Autoimmune is the number one specialty drug spend category at Prime Therapeutics within our commercially insured business, comprising approximately one in 10 dollars spent on all drug expenditures through the medical and… Read more..

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