Jaime is a freelance writer for The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), where she previously worked as an assistant editor.
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Multidisciplinary Care Emphasized for Pregnant Women With SMAJanuary 27th 2022
According to researchers, this case of a patient with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) from Indonesia was the first to use a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that involved obstetric, neurology, pediatric, and anesthesiology departments at a hospital.
Large, Retrospective Study Offers Insight Into AGEP Disease Course, ComplicationsJanuary 22nd 2022
Among the most notable findings were that acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis is typically triggered by antimicrobial agents and may be associated with complications of the liver or kidney for some patients.
Researchers Outline Multifactorial Considerations for Acne Treatment in Transgender Patients Receiving TestosteroneJanuary 21st 2022
Throughout their paper, researchers highlighted acne treatment for these patients often involves other considerations—including reproductive health and mental health—and dermatologists should keep these in mind when making decisions for each patient.
Patients Typically Satisfied With Outcomes of Surgery for Hidradenitis SuppurativaJanuary 15th 2022
Self-reported experiences among the patients showed that 76% of patients were extremely or very satisfied with their surgery and 58% of patients were satisfied with the appearance of their healed wound, despite a recurrence rate of 41%.
Targeted Cancer Therapies Showing Promise in Treating Parenchymal Brain MetastasesJanuary 10th 2022
Recent learnings about treating parenchymal brain metastases stem from several solid tumors, most commonly non-small cell lung cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma, all of which have benefitted from targeted treatments in recent years.
Research Highlights Significantly Higher Risk of Mortality Among Patients With SMA Prior to Nusinersen ApprovalJanuary 7th 2022
Based on the data from over 5000 patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and 50,000 age-matched controls, patients with SMA had a nearly 1.8-fold higher mortality rate.
New Imaging Approach May Assess Disease Burden in Patients With SMADecember 18th 2021
If further studies confirm a benefit by using Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT), the technology can help forge a path toward a noninvasive, bedside, nonionizing approach to early visualization of disease as well as evaluation of disease burden and disease progression in patients.
Report Highlights Case of Shellfish Allergy–Induced Overlap Chronic GVHD Following SCTDecember 12th 2021
In a recent case report, researchers outlined the case of a patients with shellfish allergy–induced overlap chronic graft versus host disease (ocGVHD)—a case of GVHD that has components of both acute and chronic GVHD.
Uptake of Artificial Pancreas Systems in Primary Care Could Reduce Care DisparitiesDecember 11th 2021
Findings about the willingness of primary care providers to prescribe artificial pancreas systems have positive implications for increasing access to and reducing disparities around this technology by alleviating the need to see a specialist.
Panel Offers Consensus Recommendations for MRD Assessment in CLLNovember 24th 2021
The recommendations come at a time when treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), such as venetoclax, are making deep remissions and undetectable minimal residual disease (MRD) after a fixed duration of treatment feasible goals.
Researchers Identify Novel Biomarker, Therapeutic Target for Polycythemia VeraNovember 24th 2021
The data set included 177 samples from polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytopenia, primary myelofibrosis, and healthy donors, from which the researchers found that MAPK14 was overexpressed in PV samples and was associated with more symptoms and worse outcomes.
Significant Amount of Patients Remain on Sick Leave 1 Year Following Allo-HSCT, Study SaysNovember 17th 2021
The findings showed that between 2009 to 2016, 76% of the 122 patients included in the study were on sick leave a year following their allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT).
GVHD Insights Point to Importance of Immunometabolism to Control DiseaseNovember 13th 2021
According to the study authors, a growing number of findings from preclinical studies have suggested a focus on immunometabolism to modulate alloreactive donor T cell responses to control graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and promote graft-versus-tumor effect.