Children with asthma who experience chronic oral glucocorticoid exposure may have significant morbidities, including adrenal suppression, recurrent pneumonia, and behavioral problems.
ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting 2013
Regarding knee osteoarthritis pain, intra-articular (IA) treatments were more efficacious than oral treatments possibly because of the integrated IA placebo effect, reported study authors at the 2013 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.
The first-in-class tyrosine kinase inhibitor masitinib decreased asthma exacerbations greater than placebo in patients with severe asthma uncontrolled by oral corticosteroids.
Subcutaneous dupilumab significantly reduced the use of oral corticosteroids in patients with corticosteroid-dependent severe asthma.
Disrupting regular combination inhaled corticosteroid therapy refills increased hospitalizations and exacerbations.
Reslizumab reduced the risk for exacerbations and improved lung function when compared to placebo, in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.
Results found that infants with an unknown epilepsy etiology, a normal MRI, an EEG displaying hypsarrhythmia, or those already receiving an AED were more likely to be administered ACTH.
Four Phase 3 clinical trials of baricitinib in the treatment of moderate-to-severe active rheumatoid arthritis enrolled patients who were methotrexate-naïve or had inadequate response to methotrexate, conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or DMARDs with TNF inhibitors.
Based on the pathophysiological and clinical characteristics of N-ERD, anti-IL 5 therapy may be effective in this patient subgroup.
ACR/ARHP 2016 Annual Meeting
Glucosamine sulfate is the only agent consistently effective on symptoms and joint structure changes in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).