Medications

Update on CALAVI Phase II Trials for Calquence in Patients Hospitalised with Respiratory Symptoms of COVID-19

12 November 2020 — The CALAVI Phase II trials for Calquence (acalabrutinib) in patients hospitalised with respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 did not meet the primary efficacy endpoint. The addition of Calquence to best supportive care (BSC) did not increase the proportion of patients who remained alive and free of respiratory failure. No new safety signal for Calquence was observed in the […]

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Patients with Tracey Emin's cancer welcome new treatment plans

Immune-boosting drug therapy that gives years of extra life to patients with incurable bladder cancer like Tracey Emin’s Artist Tracey Emin has admitted she is suffering an aggressive bladder cancer The Turner Prize-nominated artist earlier said she could die before Christmas  British researchers have been working on a new immunotherapy  treatment Bladder cancer affects some […]

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Rural Patients With Alzheimer Disease Have Shorter Survival

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 — Rural Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer disease and related dementia (ADRD) spend more time in nursing homes, receive less home health care, and have shorter survival than their urban counterparts, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in JAMA Network Open. Momotazur Rahman, Ph.D., from the Brown University School of […]

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Response to adjuvant bevacizumab among patients with resected melanoma may vary by age

Younger patients with resected melanoma had some benefit from adjuvant treatment with the anti-VEGF therapeutic bevacizumab (Avastin) while older patients with resected melanoma did not, according to results published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Preclinical data showed that VEGF, a protein that promotes angiogenesis and is the […]

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Comparative study reveals hospitalized Covid-19 patients have less comorbidity than Influenza patients

A comparative study between hospitalized coronavirus and Influenza patients revealed that Covid-19 patients had fewer comorbidities and lower medication use than influenza patients. The study was done on the patients from the US and Spain. It was published by the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community. OHDSI has established an international network of […]