Review Suggests Having IBD May Increase Risk of PD

December 1st 2021, 5:50pm


The meta-analysis sought to clarify previous research, which has explored the idea that Parkinson disease (PD) is tied to inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, noting that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been implicated in neuroinflammation.

Safety Analysis Finds Zanubrutinib’s Toxicity Profile Is Consistent With Other BTK Inhibitors

November 13th 2021, 3:30pm


A safety analysis of 6 trials found zanubrutinib has a toxicity profile consistent wth other Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors.

ASOPRS Fall Symposium Will Feature Innovations, Diversity, and Diet Presentations

November 9th 2021, 2:03pm


The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2021 Fall Scientific Symposium will feature presentations on oculofacial surgery innovations, social justice and diversity, and more.

To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Fight Antiscience Beliefs, Hotez Says

November 7th 2021, 10:50pm


While low- and middle-income countries remain desperate for a COVID-19 vaccine, the United States has entered a dangerous new phase of the pandemic, where antivaccine forces are exporting their antiscience beliefs to other countries, according to a keynote speaker at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.

Dr Carina Venter on the Gut Microbiome’s Role in Allergic Disease

November 7th 2021, 11:00am


Carina Venter, PhD, RD, allergy specialist dietitian and associate professor in pediatric allergy and immunology at Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado, discusses the gut microbiome’s complex relationship with our immune system and diet diversity’s potential role in allergic disease and food allergy–related outcomes.

Whole Genome Sequencing Increased Discovery of Rare Disorders by 31% in UK Study

November 6th 2021, 9:33pm


The authors backed plans for the United Kingdom to establish a national diagnostic program based on whole genome sequencing (WGS) to speed the time to diagnosis.

Patients With CTEPH Have Worse Baseline HRQOL Than Patients With IPAH

November 6th 2021, 2:50pm


At baseline, patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) had worse health-related quality of life (HRQOL) than patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH), but over time the scores were similar.

The Cost of Treating AEs Due to CAR T-Cell Therapy Treatment

October 30th 2021, 7:30pm


Two posters presented at AMCP Nexus 2021 analyzed the costs of treating cytokine release syndrome and neurological events, 2 common adverse events (AEs) of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy.

Patients in Risankizumab Phase 2a Trial Saw Some Asthma Symptoms Increase

October 27th 2021, 9:00pm


Risankizumab, a biologic, is used for psoriasis, but whether it can improve asthma control has been unclear.

Large Study Finds Parkinson Disease US Death Rate Soared 63% Over 20 Years

October 27th 2021, 8:00pm


The authors said long-term trends in Parkinson disease were previously unknown and that the findings are important to determining national health care priorities.