Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1

Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1

Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1, also called APS type 1, or autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy, also called APECED, is a rare, genetically inherited condition. Autoimmune means that the body’s immune system begins to attack its own tissues, and polyglandular means that multiple hormone-producing organs are affected. Normally, your body should only react to things that areRead More Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1

Sjogren’s syndrome

Sjogren’s syndrome

Sjogren’s syndrome, named after Dr. Henrik Sjogren who first identified it, is a common autoimmune disorder, typically occurring in women. In Sjogren’s syndrome, the body’s immune cells go rogue and start attacking various exocrine glands, which are glands that pour their secretions into a duct; most commonly the salivary glands and the lacrimal, or tear,Read More Sjogren’s syndrome

ATOPIC DERMATITIS Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

ATOPIC DERMATITIS Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Atopic dermatitis eczema is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy it’s common in children but can occur at any age atopic dermatitis is long-lasting chronic and tends to flare periodically it may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever no cure has been found for atopic dermatitis but treatments and self-care measuresRead More ATOPIC DERMATITIS Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Double hand transplant for 8 year old boy

Double hand transplant for 8 year old boy

An eight-year-old boy in America has become the youngest person to receive a double hand transplant. Making history, Zion Harvey underwent the intricate 11-hour operation earlier this month. A surgical team of 40 at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, used steel screws and plates to fuse together Zion’s old and new bones, before delicately reconnectingRead More Double hand transplant for 8 year old boy

Psoriasis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Psoriasis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic autoimmune disease that causes skin inflammation, and is linked to other autoimmune deficiencies such as psoriatic arthritis. It can be incredibly itchy and form silver plaques on the skin that can be embarrassing, and have both physical and psychological effects. Afflicted reality TV star Kim Kardashian, and singer Cyndi LauperRead More Psoriasis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

5-alpha reductase deficiency – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

5α- reductase deficiency is a genetic disorder in which a protein called 5α reductase is defective or absent. 5α- reductase is an enzyme that converts the male hormone testosterone to its more potent form, called dihydrotestosterone. One of the most important roles of dihydrotestosterone is to help male external genitalia develop in a male fetus.Read More 5-alpha reductase deficiency – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Starving cancer: Dominic D’Agostino at TEDxTampaBay

Starving cancer: Dominic D’Agostino at TEDxTampaBay

Translator: Marta Gysel Reviewer: Carlo Schiatti Navy SEAL divers are the best at what they do. But they have a problem that limits their ability to do their mission. Our research focused on solving the problem and it led to an unexpected path of discovery for neurological diseases and cancer. The problem results from theRead More Starving cancer: Dominic D’Agostino at TEDxTampaBay

Who is a Candidate for Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

Who is a Candidate for Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

Patients are always asking if they are candidates for chemotherapy for colorectal cancers. So, let’s talk about that. One of the questions that I am facing often when I meet with the patients with newly diagnosed colon cancer is, are they candidates for chemotherapy and what is the benefit of chemotherapy in their particular case.Read More Who is a Candidate for Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

A National Leader in Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

A National Leader in Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

DR. EDWARD LEVINE/SURGICAL ONCOLOGY: The HIPEC procedure represents a significant advance in the approach of patients who have had tumors which have spread inside the peritoneal cavity and other places. This gives us real options with the hope of long-term, disease-free survival with good quality of life. Where before, there frankly was none. Wake ForestRead More A National Leader in Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

How Does Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer Work?

How Does Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer Work?

Richard Bevan-Thomas MD: When a man thinks of prostate cancer or cancer in general, the first thing routinely that comes to mind is thinking about chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is where we give drugs that actually cause the death of cancer cells. In prostate cancer, chemotherapy is used in the later stages of the disease, so whenRead More How Does Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer Work?