Food continues to be the most common trigger for anaphylaxis, a rapid-onset and potentially fatal hypersensitivity reaction, according to evidence presented at the AAAAI/WAO* Joint Congress 2018 held in Orlando, Florida, US.
A temporary increased dose of inhaled glucocorticoids did not reduce the rate of exacerbations in children with mild-to-moderate asthma, according to a study presented at the 2018 AAAAI/WAO congress held in Orlando, Florida, US.
The presence of higher levels of unmetabolized folic acid (UMFA) at birth was associated with the development of food allergy in children, according to a study presented at AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress 2018.
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Prof. Vincent Wong, Prof. Ray Kim, Dr. Tan Poh Seng,
10 Sep 2019
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains a major public health concern because of its worldwide distribution and potential adverse sequelae, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). At a recent symposium held during the GIHep Singapore 2019, Professor Vincent Wong from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Professor Ray Kim from the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, US, discussed antiviral treatments for CHB, with a focus on the novel agent tenofovir alafenamide (Vemlidy®). Dr Tan Poh Seng from the National University Hospital, Singapore, chaired the symposium.
A single infusion of the monoclonal antibody rituximab temporarily delays the clinical onset of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) through B-cell depletion, underpinning the preventive potential of rituximab in RA development especially in high-risk individuals, according to the PRAIRI* study.
Use of isatuximab (Isa) in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone (PomDex) appears to lead to more favourable outcomes in elderly patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) as compared with PomDex alone, according to the results of a subgroup analysis of the ICARIA-MM trial presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH 2019).