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'Cascade of Impact': COVID-19 surge again threatens patient access to maintenance drugs

'Cascade of Impact': COVID-19 surge again threatens patient access to maintenance drugs

In a disturbing repeat of last year’s run on hydroxychloroquine, U.S. health care systems are scrambling to maintain tocilizumab access for rheumatology patients following the drug’s emergency use authorization for COVID-19 and the surge in delta variant cases.

September 16, 2021
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FDA grants fast track designation to CRISPR-edited stem cell therapy for AML

FDA grants fast track designation to CRISPR-edited stem cell therapy for AML

The FDA granted fast track designation to VOR33, an engineered allogeneic stem cell therapy for the treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia who are at high risk for relapse.

September 16, 2021
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Stryker launches new femur nailing solution

Stryker announced the launch of its new nailing solution, the T2 Alpha Femur Retrograde Nailing System, according to a company press release.

September 16, 2021
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Olokizumab improves signs, symptoms, physical function in methotrexate-refractory RA

Olokizumab improves signs, symptoms, physical function in methotrexate-refractory RA

Olokizumab is associated with significant improvements in rheumatoid arthritis signs, symptoms and physical function in patients with inadequate response to methotrexate, according to data published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

September 16, 2021
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Faricimab shows efficacy, safety and durability in treatment of wet AMD

Faricimab shows efficacy, safety and durability in treatment of wet AMD

Results at 48 weeks in the TENAYA and LUCERNE phase 3 trials showed positive outcomes of faricimab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

September 16, 2021
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Ketamine monotherapy reduces suicidal ideation in adults with depression

In adults with treatment-resistant depression, ketamine monotherapy significantly reduced suicidal ideation compared with adjunctive ketamine, according to a retrospective study in Journal of Psychiatric Research.

September 16, 2021
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Attempted suicide high among some soldiers soon after ideation diagnosis

Attempted suicide high among some soldiers soon after ideation diagnosis

Suicide risk was highest in the first 30 days after ideation diagnosis among certain United States Army soldiers, such as women and combat medics, according to findings published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

September 16, 2021
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Twins may help resolve questions regarding long COVID

Twins may help resolve questions regarding long COVID

Investigators have launched the Twin 360 study to examine COVID-19’s impact on twins and perhaps better understand why some people continue to experience symptoms after their initial infection, according to a press release.

September 16, 2021
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Rare gene variants may increase risk for severe NAFLD in obesity

Rare gene variants may increase risk for severe NAFLD in obesity

Severe nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be correlated with Autophagy Related Gene 7 loss-of-function variants, which may impair hepatocellular ballooning and inflammation.

September 16, 2021
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Bariatric surgery reduces intracranial pressure, weight in women with IIH

Bariatric surgery led to “significantly lower” intracranial pressure and weight in women with idiopathic intracranial hypertension compared with community weight management intervention, according to findings published in JAMA Neurology.

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Ace the Case: A 36-Year-Old Man With Severe Facial Pain After Dental Work

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