Read in Spanish By Bojana Petkovic, loudcloudhealth.com CBD or cannabidiol is one of the 113 discovered cannabinoids in the cannabis plant and accounts for ...
Early detection of bowel perforation in scleroderma patients who are experiencing abdominal symptoms may be lifesaving, according to a case report. Researchers emphasize that it is essential clinicians be aware of the risk and possible severe consequences of bowel perforation in these patients. Effective therapies halting tissue scarring (fibrosis) are required to prevent this rare complication. The…
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an application from Emerald Health Pharmaceuticals that paves the way to begin a Phase 2 clinical trial testing EHP-101 in people with scleroderma. EHP-101 is an oral therapy based on cannabidiol (CBD), one of the main components of cannabis and one that does not get users “high.” The main…
Read in Spanish A group of researchers who grew different varieties of industrial hemp to remedy soils by coal mining in Pennsylvania (USA) found ...
The combination of three imaging techniques can provide a better understanding of structural and functional skin changes in the fingers, leading to an earlier and more accurate diagnosis of scleroderma, a new study suggests. The study, “Combining optical coherence tomography with magnetic resonance angiography and Doppler ultrasonography for clinical detection of scleroderma,” was published in…
Researchers have zeroed in on autoantibodies that may be linked to distinct human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes and environmental factors, something that could help explain the high variability of scleroderma and why some disease forms are more prevalent in African-Americans. The study, “HLA and autoantibodies define scleroderma subtypes and risk in African and European Americans…
Using a new stem cell-based model, researchers have discovered a molecule that can reverse tissue damage caused by inflammation and fibrosis (scarring), a study shows. The study, “Modeling Progressive Fibrosis with Pluripotent Stem Cells Identifies an Anti-fibrotic Small Molecule,” was published in Cell Reports. Fibrotic diseases, including scleroderma, constitute a major global health problem due…
Intravenous antibodies can be used as add-on therapy to reduce the dosage of corticosteroids and achieve disease remission in people with scleroderma-associated myopathy (SScAM), or muscle disease, a study suggests. The study, “Corticosteroid-sparing benefit of intravenous immunoglobulin in systemic sclerosis-associated myopathy: A comparative study in 52 patients,” was published in the journal Autoimmunity Reviews. Muscle…
Read in Spanish Since the cannabis market in Uruguay was legalized, consumers turn to the black market 5 times less to stock up, this ...
Read in Spanish Italian justice will allow the cultivation of cannabis at home from now on, as long as it is for personal use ...