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More Than 20% of IBD Patients on Biologics Nonadherent

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 13:35

Research recently presented at the 2016 Advances in IBD Conference showed that more than one-fifth of patients who were prescribed biologic therapy for inflammatory bowel...

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Study: Filgotinib Effectively Treats Moderate to Severe Crohn Disease

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:01

A recent clinical trial found that filgotinib significantly increased the rate of remission in patients with active moderate-to-severe Crohn disease compared with placebo...

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TNF Inhibitor Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Psoriasis

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:32

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Psoriasis patients treated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) inhibitors may have a lower risk of major cardiovascular (CV) events than...

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Study: Enthesitis is Common in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis 

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 14:51

A recent study found that enthesitis is common in patients with psoriatic arthritis, with the Achilles tendon, plantar fascia, and the lateral epicondyles being the most common tender sites.

The study...

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Biosimilar Shows Equivalent Efficacy to Humira for RA

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 14:15

Results of a multinational, randomized, equivalence study show that the investigational biosimilar PF-06410293 demonstrates equivalent efficacy to the biologic Humira (adalimumab; AbbVie) in patients with severe...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Biomarkers: What are Clinicians Overlooking?

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:25

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has undergone rapid and significant changes in the past decade. With the advent of treat-to-target strategies, patients have seen improved...

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Migraine Drugs May Repeat Rheumatoid Arthritis Success

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 15:47

(Reuters) Nearly two decades ago, several drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis hit the shelves in rapid succession, opening up a huge market for the treatment of the autoimmune...

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New Meta-Analysis Examines Rate of Recurrence in Patients with Crohn's Disease

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 15:34

Researchers found that about one-third of patients who underwent surgical treatment for Crohn’s Disease experience a clinical recurrence, and 16% develop a surgical...

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sBLA For Psoriasis Drug To Treat Adolescents Submitted

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 14:57

A Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) was recently submitted to the FDA seeking approval for ustekinumab (Stelara, Janssen Biotech, Inc) for the treatment of adolescents, aged 12 to 17 years, with...

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Ultrasound Use Beneficial For PsA Assessment

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 16:17

For patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), the use of ultrasound is a technique that is demonstrating increased success in assessing the disease, according to Gutierrez and colleagues.1 Researchers are...

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