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FDA accepts NDA for voxelotor, an oral, once-daily therapy for the treatment of sickle cell disease

Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. announced that the FDA has accepted for filing the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) seeking accelerated...

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ADMA Biologics, Inc. announces the commercial relaunch and its first commercial sales of Bivigam for primary humoral immunodeficiency

ADMA Biologics, Inc. a vertically integrated commercial biopharmaceutical and specialty immunoglobulin company that manufactures and markets three approved plasma-derived biologics...

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NICE does not recommend Epidyolex as a treatment with clobazam forDravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence ( NICE) issued draft guidance although Epidyolex (cannabidiol) has been CHMP recommended...

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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

The 4q25 variant rs13143308T links risk of atrial fibrillation to defective calcium homoeostasis.

Aims: Single nucleotide polymorphisms on chromosome 4q25 have been associated with risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) but the exiguous knowledge of the mechanistic links between these risk variants and underlying...

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Genomics of Atrial Fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common clinical arrhythmia that appears to be highly heritable, despite representing a complex interplay of several disease processes that generally do not manifest until later in life. In this manuscript, we will...

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Genetics of Atrial Fibrillation: State of the Art in 2017.

Genetic variation is an important determinant of atrial fibrillation (AF) susceptibility. Numerous rare variants in protein-coding sequences of genes have been associated with AF in families and in early-onset cases, and chromosomal...

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Clinical trials

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).

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Symdeko in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

This clinical study will enroll 22 participants without the F508del mutation, carrying partial function mutations not approved for Symdeko, and who are not expected to be approved for CFTR modulator treatment in the immediate future.

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A Phase 2b Randomised, Placebo Controlled Study of OligoG in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis (CFmised, Double-blind, Parallel-group Study of Alginate Oligosaccharide)

A double-blind, randomised study of OligoG DPI compared to placebo DPI, both on top of standard-of-care, to assess safety, efficacy and tolerability. Adult patients with Cystic Fibrosis will be included in the study.

Added 2 months ago

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Blog Posts

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 3 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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