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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may benefit from treatment with monoclonal antibody otilimab, according to a study published in The Lancet Rheumatology. In a multicentre, dose-ranging study, Christopher D. Buckley, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, and colleagues...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved indication for baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza) to include post-exposure prevention of influenza for patients aged ≥12 years after contact with an individual who has the flu. Baloxavir marboxil, previously available only in tablet...
By Ed Susman WEST PALM BEACH, Fla -- November 19, 2020 -- When patients who are experiencing asthma exacerbation present at the emergency department, they frequently do not receive guideline-directed treatment, education, or medication, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2020 Annual...
By Walter Alexander NEW YORK -- November 18, 2020 -- Placebo-controlled trials of statin therapy do not show an excess of withdrawals in groups of patients taking statins, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions. Research has shown...
By Walter Alexander NEW YORK -- November 18, 2020 -- Sotagliflozin, a novel sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, reduced the risk of adverse cardiovascular events for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study presented at the Virtual 2020 American...
By Ed Susman WEST PALM BEACH, Fla -- November 16, 2020 -- A single dose of a novel monoclonal antibody cocktail (REGN5713-5714-5715) was well-tolerated and reduced birch allergic symptoms after birch allergen nasal provocation, potentially offering a new paradigm for the treatment of birch allergy...
By Ed Susman WEST PALM BEACH, Fla -- November 16, 2020 -- Patients who have been diagnosed with asthma or atopic disease do not appear to have an increased risk of developing severe complications from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a study presented at the Virtual 2020 Annual...
Losing a few kilograms in weight almost halves people’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings show how providing support to help people with prediabetes make small changes to their lifestyle, diet, and physical activity can...
The American College of Rheumatology has published new guidelines for treating and managing systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), oligoarthritis, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis. “Our overarching goal with the update project, including part 1 in 2019 and this current project,...
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has updated its guideline for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The new guideline, presented at the 2020 Virtual ACR Meeting was developed by a broad range of stakeholders in RA treatment, including rheumatologists, methodologists, and patients...

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