Two trials presented at ISTH 2020 attest to the safety and efficacy of the bispecific monoclonal antibody emicizumab as a prophylactic agent in people with haemophilia A (PwHA) with factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitors.
The overall rates of bleeding and recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) were low across various subgroups after 12 months of edoxaban treatment in routine clinical practice, according to a non-interventional, post-authorization safety study of edoxaban — ETNA-VTE* presented during the ISTH 2020 Meeting.
Treatment with apixaban led to a significantly reduced risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) among ambulatory cancer patients who were undergoing chemotherapy, according to two post hoc analyses of the AVERT* trial presented at the ISTH 2020 Meeting.
Thrombotic complications are rife among in-hospital patients with COVID-19, with patients in the ICU particularly at risk compared with those in the general wards, a study released at the ISTH 2020 Meeting has shown.
The direct oral anticoagulant apixaban may help prevent deaths when given at prophylactic or therapeutic doses in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with elevated D-dimer levels, according to an analysis presented during the ISTH 2020 Congress.
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Obesity does not appear to be strongly correlated with an increased risk for febrile neutropaenia during levofloxacin prophylaxis in patients with haematological malignancies receiving intermediate-risk myelosuppressive chemotherapy, suggests a study.
Initiation or switch to the single-tablet regimen of bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) led to low HIV-1 RNA viral load in people living with HIV (PLHIV), according to the BICSTaR study presented at HIV Glasgow 2020.
Use of corticosteroids appears to be an effective treatment for paediatric drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), suggest the results of a recent study. In severe cases, corticosteroids used in conjunction with intravenous immunoglobulin result in fast clinical improvement.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) seem to benefit from using chlorhexidine oral rinses twice daily as shown by the reduction in oral and sputum microbiota alpha diversity and by clinically significant improvements in COPD symptoms, according to a study presented at ID Week 2020.