Publications in: “00/06/2019”

Pembrolizumab treatment for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is an opportunistic brain infection caused by the JC virus, a virus commonly present in kidneys. Immunosuppressed patients with low T cell counts or function are the victims of this viral infection that is usually fatal unless the immune function is restored. Programmed cell death protein 1 found on the surface of T cells suppresses T cells function. The blockage of this protein leads to an increased immune functioning. This report included 8 patients with progressive multifocal […]

Recent research suggests that amyloid-beta proteins associated with Alzheimer disease can be transmitted via medical and surgical procedures person-to-person

This evidence presents the initial studies on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease as a consequence of treatment with cadaver-derived human growth factor hormone.  Post-mortem brain tissue revealed that patients had developed cerebral amyloid deposition in addition to the lesions due to mad cow disease. Clearly, those individuals will never developed Alzheimer because of absence of lifetime to do so. A study of material used for hormone growth extracted from human brain tissue and conserved for more than 30 years, showed in some batches substantial […]