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European Commission approves Humira for treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis in children

April 1, 2015

AbbVie announced that Humira has received marketing authorization from the European Commission for the treatment of severe chronic plaque psoriasis in children and adolescents ages 4 years and older who do not respond to topical therapy or phototherapies.

The European Commission action, based on phase 3 study results, approved Humira (adalimumab) for this indication in all member states of the European Union, according to a press release. The study results will be presented at an upcoming medical meeting, Abbvie reported.

In the Journals

Genomic data further indicate association between enterovirus D68, neurological illness

April 1, 2015
Extensive genomic data recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases supported the association between enterovirus D68 and acute flaccid myelitis. “In…
In the Journals

More than a quarter of patients with acne reported nonadherence to treatment

March 31, 2015
Twenty-seven percent of patients with acne reported they did not fill all their prescriptions, with a higher percentage of nonadherence reported when multiple treatments…
Sharon Levy

AAP opposes school-based drug testing due to lack of proven effectiveness

March 31, 2015
The AAP recently published a policy statement stating that the organization opposes widespread implementation of school-based drug testing programs due to a lack of…
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Many parents fail to recognize signs of childhood obesity

March 31, 2015
Parents of children with obesity may be unable to recognize that their child is overweight unless they are at extreme levels of obesity, according to research in the…
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Instructions to Patients and Families Following Strabismus Surgery

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, March 23, 2015
To analyze postoperative instructions provided to patients and families after strabismus surgery.In April 2012, a…
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Pediatric Annals February 2015

Childhood Epilepsy: February 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It is rare indeed for any child with suspected seizures to present to a pediatric neurologist’s offi ce de novo…
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3D printing has applications, challenges in a variety of medical specialties

March 20, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Scott Hollister, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, talks…
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