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Detailed results from Phase III FINCH 2 trial of filgotinib for rheumatoid arthritis.- Gilead + Galapagos

Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Galapagos NV announced detailed results from the Phase III FINCH 2 clinical trial of filgotinib, an...

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FDA Advisory Committee recommends prucalopride as a treatment for chronic idiopathic constipation.. - Shire/Takeda

The Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee voted unanimously (10 to 0) that the risk-benefit profile of Prucalopride supports its approval for...

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CHMP recommends Flucelvax Tetra a quadrivalent cell-based influenza vaccine.-Seqirus/CSL

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended granting marketing authorization for...

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Learning Zones

An epgonline.org Learning Zone (LZ) is an area of the site dedicated to providing detailed self-directed medical education about a disease, condition or procedure.

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis causes great strain on the workforce. Help to reduce sick days and improve productivity with appropriate treatment options.

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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis

The Atopic Dermatitis Knowledge Centre is an educational resource, intended for healthcare professionals, that provides credible medical information on the epidemiology, pathophysiology and burden of atopic dermatitis, as well as diagnostic techniques, treatment regimens and guideline recommendations.

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Lab Assessment

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Lab Assessment

Discover an overview of hypophosphatasia and details required to facilitate the timely and accurate detection of low alkaline phosphatase.

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Guidelines

British Thoracic Society Guideline for the initial outpatient management of pulmonary embolism (PE)

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) Guideline for the initial OP management of PE provides guidance on how to risk-stratify patients with suspected and confirmed PE and subsequently manage them in an OP or ambulatory care setting.

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S3 Guideline for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris, update – Short version part 2 – Special patient populations and treatment situations

The German guideline for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris was updated using GRADE methodology. The guideline is based on a systematic literature review completed on December 1, 2016, and on a formal consensus and approval process.

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EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines on hepatitis E virus infection

Infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, representing an important global health problem. Our understanding of HEV has changed completely over the past decade.

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Journal articles

Intravenous Levosimendan and Vasopressin in New-Onset Acute Pulmonary Hypertension After Weaning from Cardiopulmonary Bypass.

Objective: A novel treatment with intravenous levosimendan and vasopressin for new-onset acute pulmonary hypertension after weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass is described.

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The CardioMEMS system in the clinical management of end-stage heart failure patients: three case reports.

Background: Recent clinical trials have shown that pulmonary artery pressure-guided therapy via the CardioMEMS™ system reduces the risk of recurrent hospitalizations in chronic heart failure (HF) patients.

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Levosimendan use in patients with preoperative low ejection fraction undergoing cardiac surgery: A systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis

The primary aim of this review was to examine the clinical outcomes of levosimendan versus placebo in patients with preoperative low LVEF ≤ 50% undergoing cardiac surgery

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Clinical trials

Comparison of Secukinumab Versus Guselkumab in Clearing Psoriatic Plaques Refractory to Ustekinumab (ARROW)

The aim of this study is to describe the effect of direct IL-17A inhibition with secukinumab as compared with the selective inhibition of IL-23 with guselkumab (p19 subunit blocker) in controlling inflammation in psoriatic...

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A Research Study to Show the Effect of Aprocitentan in the Treatment of Difficult to Control (Resistant) High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) and Find Out More About Its Safety (PRECISION)

The purpose of the study is to show the blood pressure lowering effect of aprocitentan, a new drug, when added to other anti-hypertensive drugs of patients with difficult to control (resistant) high blood pressure (hypertension)...

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Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetic Study of Prophylactic Emicizumab Versus No Prophylaxis in Hemophilia A Participants (HAVEN 5)

This randomized, multicenter, open-label, Phase 3 study is designed to investigate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of emicizumab in participants with hemophilia A regardless of factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitor status.

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Blog Posts

Alex Keen

EPAD – Changing the way we think about Alzheimer’s prevention

Posted 2 months ago

We spoke to Professor Craig Ritchie of the University of Edinburgh, the poject co-coordinator for EPAD, a collaborative venture that is facilitating meaningful progress in preventative Alzheimer’s therapies. Find out more about the project, its methods, expectations and goals.

Lauren McCracken

EAACI hot topics: Hereditary angioedema (HAE)

Posted 3 months ago

For many the fear of the unknown is a daunting thought, but particularly so for patients with HAE. Left untreated, this disease causes unpredictable recurrent severe swelling, typically of the limbs, face, intestinal tract and airway.

Lauren McCracken

EAACI hot topics: Allergen specific immunotherapy (AIT)

Posted 4 months ago

When should AIT be used to treat your patients with allergies? Is it right for every allergy? And do we really know the long-term effects of this treatment? This blog highlights some of the talking points surrounding AIT discussed at this year’s EAACI Congress.

CME

EAACI 2017: The future of urticaria – advances in CSU research

EAACI 2017: The future of urticaria – advances in CSU research
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Managing CSU and its comorbidities: from primary to secondary care

Managing CSU and its comorbidities: from primary to secondary care
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Managing Symptomatic Asthma

Managing Symptomatic Asthma
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