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Oncology February 2020 Edition

The Dangers of Investing for Homeruns

The Dangers of Investing for Homeruns

Investing can be an emotional process. Placing your hard-earned money somewhere in the hopes that it will come back to you with significant growth can be stressful. It can also be highly thrilling when an investment pays off. Here is a little case study of a doctor on...

Alcohol Misuse Linked to Poorer Treatment Response in Psoriasis

Alcohol Misuse Linked to Poorer Treatment Response in Psoriasis

“Treatment effectiveness of conventional oral therapies, and of the newer biologic treatments, for moderate-to-severe psoriasis is much lower in real-world clinical practice than in clinical trials,” explains Ireny Y.K. Iskandar, PhD. “Factors that might impact...

The Role of Mast Cells & Their Progenitors in Allergic Asthma

Evidence suggests that well-known mast cell mediators, such as histamine and bioactive lipids, are responsible for many of the physiological effects observed in the acute phase of allergic reactions. Mast cells located in different compartments in the lung and airways...

Advances in Asthma & Allergic Disease Genetics

Childhood-onset asthma is associated with the most independent loci compared with other defined groups of asthma and allergic disease cases, according to a review published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Furthermore, adult-onset asthma and...

The Dangers of Investing for Homeruns

Investing can be an emotional process. Placing your hard-earned money somewhere in the hopes that it will come back to you with significant growth can be stressful. It can also be highly thrilling when an investment pays off. Here is a little case study of a doctor on...

Real-Word Efficacy of Omalizumab for Severe Allergic Asthma

A systematic review of 24 real-world observational studies in adult patients with severe allergic asthma (SAA) has confirmed the short- and long-term efficacy of omalizumab in improving lung function, asthma symptoms, and quality of life, while reducing co-medication,...

Omalizumab Efficacious Irrespective of Comorbidity Burden

Exacerbation rates and forced expiration volume (FEV1) improvements with omalizumab treatment were similar irrespective of comorbidity burden, according to a study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Prior studies, according to the team that...

Alcohol Misuse Linked to Poorer Treatment Response in Psoriasis

“Treatment effectiveness of conventional oral therapies, and of the newer biologic treatments, for moderate-to-severe psoriasis is much lower in real-world clinical practice than in clinical trials,” explains Ireny Y.K. Iskandar, PhD. “Factors that might impact...

Caregivers Should Be Factored into AD Cost-Effectiveness Equation

Hypothetical AD drug deemed more cost-effective when considering non-patient factors When analyzing the cost-effectiveness of a hypothetical disease-modifying Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) drug, researchers found that including estimates of the treatment’s...

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