Obesity

Initiation of Biologic DMARDs Associated with Increased VTE Risk

Rivaroxaban Compared With Warfarin in Morbidly Obese Patients With VTE

Results from a new real-world study evaluating rivaroxaban (Xarelto; Janssen), a factor Xa inhibitor, in morbidly obese patients were recently published in Thrombosis Research. The retrospective cohort study analyzed data from 2 US claims databases (Truven MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database and MarketScan Medicare Supplemental database) to evaluate the clinical and health/economic outcomes of…

Do BMI, Age Affect Clinical Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Patients With NSCLC?

By

Obesity and age do not appear to influence the survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1)/programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI), according to an analysis presented at the IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer. To better understand how age and body mass…