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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Multiple intralesional injections with purified protein derivative (PPD) leads to faster clearance of common warts compared with a single injection, although the latter is better tolerated, as shown in the results of an open‐label, superiority trial.
Use of direct acting antivirals (DAAs) to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is feasible during pregnancy, as these drugs are highly effective and treatment duration is relatively short, according to a study. In addition, DAA treatment helps improve maternal health and prevent vertical transmission.