Continued treatment with the anti-interleukin (IL)-23 monoclonal antibody guselkumab generated high efficacy response rates in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, according to findings from the ongoing phase III VOYAGE 2* trial presented at the 2018 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting (AAD 2018) held in San Diego, California, US.
The approved psoriasis therapy ustekinumab also reduces aortic vascular inflammation, along with improved psoriasis severity, compared with placebo in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis, according to the VIP-U* study presented at the 2018 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, US.
The humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody risankizumab cleared plaque psoriasis better than ustekinumab and placebo in two phase III head-to-head studies. Risankizumab also appeared to be superior to ustekinumab or placebo in many endpoints.
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Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) appear to confer more clinical benefits to elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) than vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants (VKAs), suggests a study, adding that this is primarily driven by the lower rates of major bleeding.
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.