Once-weekly subcutaneous administration of the novel recombinant, humanized, IgG4 bispecific antibody emicizumab prevents or reduces bleeds in patients with haemophilia A and factor VIII inhibitors in the phase III HAVEN 1* trial, offering a potential new standard of care for this severe bleeding disorder.
Rosuvastatin led to improved coagulation profile, in particular lower levels of factor VIII procoagulant activity (VIII:C), among patients who had venous thrombosis (VT) previously, suggesting that statins could reduce the risk of recurrent VT, according to a study presented at the ISTH 2017 Congress in Berlin, Germany.
Gene-transfer therapy using adeno-associated virus in patients with severe haemophilia A resulted in sustained levels of coagulation factor VIII (FVIII) expression within 1 year of observation, reducing spontaneous bleeds and FVIII infusions in most patients, interim results of a phase 1/2 dose-escalation study have shown.
Idarucizumab, a dabigatran-reversing humanized monoclonal antibody fragment, rapidly, completely, and durably reversed the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in elderly patients with life-threatening bleeding or undergoing invasive medical interventions, according to a full cohort analysis of the RE-VERSE AD* study presented at the ISTH 2017 Congress in Berlin, Germany.
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Beta-blockers could reduce mortality risk in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and moderate or moderately-severe renal dysfunction without causing harm, according to the BB-META-HF* trial presented at ESC 2019.
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), in an update of its 2013 recommendations, called on clinicians to offer risk-reducing medications to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer but at low risk for adverse effects.
The use of SGLT-2* inhibitors was not associated with a higher risk of severe or nonsevere urinary tract infections (UTIs) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared with DPP**-4 inhibitors or GLP-1*** receptor agonists, a population-based cohort study shows.