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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced deutetrabenazine failed to meet the endpoint in in Phase II/III trials to treat tics in pediatric patients with Tourette Syndrome.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced the Phase II/III ARTISTS 1 and Phase III ARTISTS 2 trials designed to evaluate deutetrabenazine...

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Chiesi establishes Boston unit to support treatments for rare lysosomal storage, hematological and ophthalmological disorders in the US.

Chiesi Farmaceutici has established a rare disease unit in Boston. The division will develop treatments for patients with rare lysosomal...

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Epidiolex filed with FDA for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.- GW Pharma

GW Pharmaceuticals announced that it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the FDA for Epidiolex (cannabidiol) oral...

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Optimising anti-TNF treatment using biosimilars

Optimising anti-TNF treatment using biosimilars

Biosimilars are uniquely placed to change clinical practice in the fields of gastroenterology, rheumatology, and dermatology. The adoption of biosimilars can improve patient access to the most appropriate treatment, at the optimum time, to ensure the best possible long-term disease outcomes.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Refine your knowledge of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) with information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment options and more

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Transplantation

Transplantation

See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.

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Guidelines

Cystic fibrosis: diagnosis and management

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing cystic fibrosis. It specifies how to monitor the condition and manage the symptoms to improve quality of life.

Added 1 year ago

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...

Added 10 years ago

Clinical practice guidelines for the care of girls and women with Turner syndrome: proceedings from the 2016 Cincinnati International Turner Syndrome Meeting.

Turner syndrome affects 25-50 per 100,000 females and can involve multiple organs through all stages of life, necessitating multidisciplinary approach to care.

Added 1 year ago

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Journal articles

Association between the HLA-B alleles and carbamazepine-induced SJS/TEN: A meta-analysis.

Purpose: From our current understanding, the association between the human leukocyte antigen (HLA), HLA-B*1502, and carbamazepine(CBZ)-induced Stevens-Jonson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) in...

Added 1 month ago

What's new in: "genetics in childhood epilepsy".

In recent years, different mutations in genes that control the excitability of neurons have been described in idiopathic childhood epilepsies. Most commonly, sodium/potassium channelopathies and GABA-receptor mutations are involved.

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Advances in gene therapy for cystic fibrosis lung disease.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a multiorgan recessive genetic disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Gene therapy efforts have focused on treating the lung...

Added 2 months ago

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Clinical trials

Study of Nusinersen (BIIB058) in Participants With Spinal Muscular Atrophy

The primary objective of the study is to examine the clinical efficacy of nusinersen administered intrathecally at higher doses to participants with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Added 5 months ago

A Dose-finding Study of Inhaled OligoG vs Placebo in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis (SMR3372)

Randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study. The study has two parts:
Dose-finding part, followed by longer term follow-up (6 months)

Added 4 months ago

A Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Subcutaneous Administration of Anakinra in Patients With CF (ANAKIN)

Primary Ojective:
- To evaluate efficacy of treatment with anakinra in subjects with CF who are ≥ 12 years of age by means of lung clearance index (LCI).

Added 7 months ago

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Blog Posts

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 4 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

Posted 5 years ago

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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