Secukinumab Has High Retention Rate in Real-World Psoriatic Arthritis Study

August 08, 2020 03:00pm

New real-world data shows 64% of patients with psoriatic arthritis who had previously been on a biologic stayed on secukinumab for the duration of the study.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Effective for Acute Headache Pain, Review Finds

By Allison Inserro

Fatigue Broadly Impacts Patients With RA, Psoriatic Arthritis, Axial Spondyloarthritis

By Laura Joszt

How Are Employers Addressing Back-to-School, Leave-Related Concerns Amid the Pandemic?

By Matthew Gavidia

Contributor: Under New Rule, MA Plans Can Keep a Blindfold on Dialysis Facility Choice for Individuals With Kidney Failure

By Lori Hartwell

Researchers Find HRCT Risk Prediction Model Helpful in Predicting RA-ILD Prognosis

August 08, 2020

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A risk prediction model based on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) variables outperformed other models when predicting mortality among patients with rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD).

Study: Muscle Loss May Lead to Higher Mortality and Costs for Patients Hospitalized for COPD

August 08, 2020

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A new study has found that muscle loss can lead to increased rates of mortality and morbidity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, one expert remains skeptical whether the study represents the full scope of patients at risk.

FDA Approves At-Home Oral Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

August 07, 2020

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The FDA has approved risdiplam, the first at-home, oral treatment for spinal muscular atrophy.

Survival Consistent for Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Despite Surgery Delays

August 07, 2020

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Delays in surgery to treat early-stage breast cancer and receiving neoadjuvant endocrine therapy did not decrease survival odds among female patients, authors report in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

HIV Education, Prevention Efforts See Lukewarm Results in Dhaka, Bangladesh

August 07, 2020

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A 3-year endeavor to scale up HIV prevention and education efforts among men who have sex with men in Dhaka, Bangladesh, showed only modest gains in the country where intercourse with a same-sex partner could mean a lifetime jail sentence.

Reorganization of Sickle Cell Care Leads to Dramatic Drop in Hospitalizations

August 07, 2020

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Yale New Haven Hospital’s reorganization of its sickle cell disease program led patients to report feeling better off and needing fewer hospitalizations. However, the change left some with the disease still feeling unsatisfied.

AJMC® in the Press, August 7, 2020

August 07, 2020

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Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the health care and mainstream press.

What We're Reading: Relief Package Talks Stagnant; Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Prices; International Travel Warning Rescinded

August 07, 2020

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Negotiations on a new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief package are reportedly on the brink of failure; as more than 100 COVID-19 vaccine candidates continue to be examined in clinical trials, some hints on pricing have emerged; the Trump administration removed its warnings on all international travel to Americans amid COVID-19.

JUMP Provides Additional Safety, Efficacy Data on Ruxolitinib in Myelofibrosis

August 07, 2020

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In the primary analysis of a phase 3 study, ruxolitinib reduced spleen length and symptoms in patients with myelofibrosis, according to results published in British Journal of Haemotology.