Repeat doses of the intrathecal antisense oligonucleotide nusinersen in children with infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) continue to demonstrate safety, according to early data from the phase III SHINE extension study, bringing considerable hope to the SMA community.
Individuals who have failed between two and four preventive therapies for episodic migraine may derive benefit from a once-a-month dose of erenumab, according to results of the phase IIIb LIBERTY* study.
The oral CGRP* receptor antagonist ubrogepant significantly reduced headache pain and bothersome migraine-associated symptom of a single-attack, acute migraine, according to the ACHIEVE** I study presented at AAN 2018.
High intake of fish enriched with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) combined with fish oil supplements were associated with a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to the MS Sunshine Study presented at the AAN 2018 Annual Meeting.
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Denosumab appears to be a more attractive treatment option for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis compared with risedronate, with the former yielding superior improvements in spine and hip bone mineral density through 2 years and having a similar safety profile, according to a study.
Long-term treatment with glucocorticoids (GC) is necessary in polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), but preliminary data of a study suggests that use of amino bisphosphonates (N-BP) correlates with GC discontinuation in the management of PMR.
A recent genome-wide association study (GWAS) performed by investigators from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has found potential new indications for existing drugs for the treatment of various psychiatric disorders.