Brodalumab, risankizumab, and ixekizumab rank as the top three best performing biologic drugs for psoriasis, yielding the highest rates of complete clearance of lesions and scoring a high probability of being the most effective in the induction treatment phase, according to the results of a network meta-analysis.
Use of low-dose oral minoxidil is safe and effective in the treatment of androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata, in addition to demonstrating a big advantage over the topical formulation in terms of convenience and patient compliance, as reported in a systematic review.
Adjuvant treatment with dabrafenib plus trametinib prolongs relapse-free survival (RFS) in patients with resected stage III BRAF V600-mutant melanoma, according to a 5-year analysis of the COMBI-AD* study presented at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.
Prophylaxis treatment with voriconazole appears to be safe and effective, with an efficacy comparable to literature data for risk of invasive fungal infection with posaconazole antifungal prophylaxis, in patients with acute leukaemia undergoing chemotherapy, reports a study.
Use of dupilumab appears to confer benefits in patients with bullous pemphigoid (BP), results of a recent study have shown. Treatment has resulted in disease clearance or satisfactory response in majority of the patients, including those in whom previous conventional therapy has failed.
The Lundbeck Neuroscience Symposium was held at Sofitel KL Damansara over 2 days, with extensivediscussions on the management of various mental illnesses. The second day of the symposiumaddressed the topic of schizophrenia management, focusing on treatment goals, the rationale forpartial dopamine D(2) receptor agonism and the use of long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics topromote adherence.
Having migraine during midlife appears to be associated with a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, according to a large population-based longitudinal Danish study presented at the AHS* 2020 Virtual Meeting, indicating that migraine may be a risk factor for dementia.
Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) often suffer from liver abnormalities, which are associated with higher body mass index (BMI), daily consumption of alcohol, more severe disease, and some therapies, according to a recent study.
Pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy significantly improves progression-free survival (PFS) vs chemotherapy alone in patients with previously untreated, locally recurrent inoperable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), results of the KEYNOTE-355 study have shown.