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The stool microbiomes of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are distinct enough to potentially be used to accurately predict which persons with NAFLD are at greatest risk for developing cirrhosis, according to a study published in Cell Metabolism. “The findings represent the...
Use of vitamin D may help prevent immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI)-induced colitis, according to a study published in CANCER. “Immune checkpoint inhibitor–induced colitis can limit the use of such life-saving drugs leading to discontinuation of treatment,” said Osama Rahma, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved burosumab-twza (Crysvita) injection to treat patients aged 2 years and older with tumour-induced osteomalacia (TIO). “Treatment for TIO focuses on identifying and removing the tumour that causes the disease; however, when that is not possible, [...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for the treatment of adult and paediatric patients with unresectable or metastatic tumour mutational burden-high (TMB-H) solid tumours, as determined by an FDA-approved test, that have progressed...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved canakinumab (Ilaris) injection for the treatment of active Still’s Disease, including adult-onset Still’s Disease (AOSD). “Prior to today’s approval, patients had no FDA-approved treatments for their disease, which can include symptoms such as...

Conference Reports

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- June 25, 2020 -- Early change in blood CD4+ T cell counts appear to be associated with outcomes of patients with advanced gastrointestinal (GI) cancer receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs), according to a study presented at the 2020 American Association...

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- June 12, 2020 -- An intra-articular injection of JTA-004, a novel enhanced protein solution that is supplemented with hyaluronic acid and clonidine, improved pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to a study presented at the 2020 Virtual Meeting of...

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- June 11, 2020 -- A set of antibody biomarkers can help predict which patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will respond to therapy, according to a study presented at the 2020 Virtual Meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).

“For...

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- June 9, 2020 -- Long-term treatment with canakinumab was safe and effective for patients with colchicine-resistant familial Mediterranean fever, according to a study presented at the 2020 Virtual Meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).

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By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- June 9, 2020 -- Therapeutic drug monitoring in patients with rheumatic diseases who are starting treatment with infliximab does not appear to be superior to standard treatment in order to achieve remission, according to a study presented at the 2020 Virtual...

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