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NEOD 001 development is discontinued for AL Amyloidosis.-Prothena Corpn.

Prothena Corporation plc has announced that the Company is discontinuing development of NEOD 001, an investigational antibody that was being...

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CHMP does not recommend approval of Masican for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.- AB Science.

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has rejected approval of Masican (masitinib) from AB Science for amyotrophic lateral...

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FDA advisory committee recommends approval of Epidiolex for the adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome .- GW Pharma.

GW Pharmaceuticals plc along with its U.S. subsidiary Greenwich Biosciences, announced that the Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory...

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Guidelines

British Association of Dermatologists guidelines for biologic therapy for psoriasis 2017

The overall aim of the guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations on the use of biologic therapies (adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, ixekizumab, secukinumab and ustekinumab) in adults, children and young people...

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Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Plaque Psoriasis 2009

Since the publication of the 2009 Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Plaque Psoriasis, significant advances have been made in determining the role of T cells in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. 

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European S3-Guidelines on the systemic treatment of psoriasis vulgaris

In recognition of the impact of psoriasis on patients the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2014 supported including psoriasis into the group of non-communicable diseases.

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Journal articles

Shift from intravenous or 16% subcutaneous replacement therapy to 20% subcutaneous immunoglobulin in patients with primary antibody deficiencies.

In patients with primary antibody deficiencies, subcutaneous administration of IgG (SCIG) replacement is effective, safe, well-tolerated, and can be self-administered at home. A new SCIG replacement at 20% concentration (Hizentra®)...

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Emicizumab Prophylaxis in Hemophilia A with Inhibitors.

Background: Emicizumab (ACE910) bridges activated factor IX and factor X to restore the function of activated factor VIII, which is deficient in persons with hemophilia A.

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Emicizumab, a bispecific antibody recognizing coagulation factors IX and X: how does it actually compare to factor VIII?

During the last decade, the development of improved and novel approaches for the treatment of hemophilia A has expanded tremendously. These approaches include factor VIII (FVIII) with extended half-life (eg, FVIII-Fc and PEGylated FVIII)...

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Clinical trials

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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A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of Emicizumab Given Every 4 Weeks in Participants With Hemophilia A (HAVEN 4)

This multicenter, open-label, non-randomized study will assess the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of emicizumab administered at a dose of 6 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) every 4 weeks...

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Setmelanotide for the treatment of early-onset POMC deficiency obesity

The purpose of the study is to determine the effect of setmelanotide (RM-493) on weight and other factors in patients with pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency obesity due to rare bi-allelic loss-of function POMC or PCSK1 genetic mutations.

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Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 2 years ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

Kimberley Kendall

An Introduction to Complex Disease Genetics

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What's the difference between a gene 'for' a disease and genes that predispose you to susceptibility? How can we use markers to determine the likelihood a patient will develop a disease? What's nature and what's nurture?

Dr Kimberley Kendall introduces the complexities of Disease Genetics. Affecting the whole of medicine, disease genetics are already revolutionising how we think about medicine. We welcome your views in the comments.

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Association of adherence to lifestyle recommendations and risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective Danish cohort study

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