Adalimumab effective but not a cure for uveitisAdalimumab (Humira, AbbVie), an immunosuppressive biologic therapy, improves the symptoms of noninfectious active uveitis, but causes some adverse events and does not cure the disease, researchers say.
Dexamethasone may offer pediatric asthma alternativeRather than prednisone or prednisolone to treat pediatric asthma exacerbations, a new study suggests dexamethasone may offer fewer side effects in a shorter amount of time.
Study: Bronchial thermoplasty can aid asthma hospitalizationsA new five-year study indicates that bronchial thermoplasty shows promise in keeping patients with asthma exacerbations out of the hospital.
ASCO set to compare value of cancer drugsThe American Society of Clinical Oncology is asking for comments on its ASCO Value Framework, which compares the value of new cancer therapies with established treatments.
Do not overlook CMV in children with SLEPersistent fever despite prednisone treatment accompanied by anemia and other characteristics may signal cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in children who have been diagnosed with pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (pSLE), a Canadian study suggests.
Pharmacologic treatment of prostate cancer
Pharmacologic treatment of prostate cancerProstate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer, aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, in men in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 29,480 deaths from prostate cancer will have occurred in the United States during 2014. About 60% of all prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men aged 65 years and older, and 97% of cases occur in men aged 50 and older. The incidence of prostate cancer is 60% higher in African Americans than in whites.
Glucocorticoid use in RA treatment more prevalentConsistent with treatment guidelines, more rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are starting glucocorticoids early in their disease course, according to a study published online in Arthritis Care & Research.