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.
No substantial difference in infection risk is seen between biologics and nonbiologics among children with psoriasis, reveals a recent study. There is also no robust difference between systemic treatment and phototherapy.
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic which has taken the world by storm, the lack of approved treatments targeted towards coronavirus has left physicians worldwide grappling with the situation. To help them navigate the black box of COVID-19 management, the ACP* has released a behemoth 28-chapter guide to arm physicians in the virus-infested battle field.
Switching from efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (EFV/FTC/TDF) to the new bictegravir/ emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (BIC/FTC/TAF) regimen maintained high rates of virological suppression in adults who are living with HIV*, according to a study presented at AIDS 2020.
Among individuals with abdominal obesity, drinking beverages with artificial sweeteners (ASBs) or no sugar (USBs) instead of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) helps lose body weight, a study has found. However, USBs have a more favourable effect on sweet taste preference compared with ASBs.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) containing either long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB) or tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) is safe and effective for transgender women (TGW) and cisgender men who have sex with men (MSM), but CAB results in a much lower HIV incidence compared to TDF/FTC, results of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 083 have shown.
Monthly prophylaxis with the fixed-dose combination of naphthoquine-azithromycin (NQAZ) is well tolerated and confers significant protection against infection with Plasmodium parasites among individuals residing in malaria-endemic areas in Southeast Asia, as shown in the results of a phase III trial.