Michael Mackey

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder involving subsets of activated T cells, in particular T helper (Th) 1 and Th17 cells, which infiltrate and damage tissues and induce inflammation. Prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) enhances the Th17 response, exacerbates collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and promotes inflammatory pain. The(More)
Simvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering medication heavily prescribed to treat and prevent vascular disease. Despite widespread use, cases of simvastatin-induced rhabdomyolysis are rare. Little information is available regarding the recovery period for a patient who has experienced drug-induced rhabdomyolysis. We present a case involving a patient with(More)
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