Drug Trial Snapshot: TEPEZZA
TEPEZZA is a drug for the treatment of thyroid eye disease. Thyroid eye disease is a rare, autoimmune disease characterized by proptosis (a condition where the eyes are pushed forward and bulge outward) leading to eye pain, double vision and difficulty closing the eyelid.
Authors: Crincoli V, Piancino MG, Iannone F, Errede M, Di Comite M Abstract Aims: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a connective tissue disease characterized by a wide range of pleomorphic pictures, including mucocutaneous, renal, musculoskeletal and neurological symptoms. It involves oral tissues, with hyposalivation, tooth decay, gingivitis, angular cheilitis, ulcers and glossitis. Temporomandibular disorders represent a heterogeneous group of inflammatory or degenerative diseases of the stomatognatic system, with algic and/or dysfunctional clinical features involving temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and related...
ConclusionSLE may present with Raccoon eyes. Rapid detection and treatment of the disease based on clinical symptoms is critical for these patients. Prednisolone and cyclophosphamide are the best choice for treatment of the disease in children.
We present an unusually severe case of rheumatoid arthritis within the temporomandibular joints, leading to extensive erosion of the mandibular fossa resulting in intracranial gas within the middle cranial fossa. There have been no reports to our knowledge of any cases of this severity.
This study highlighted sex differences in areas that could account for the underuse of the procedure in both sexes, with women affected to a greater extent. Understanding these factors will help address the unmet needs of both sexes after TJA by encouraging future studies and provider education to ensure that all patients are able to access the necessary procedures for pain relief and functional improvement. PMID: 32015251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: OHRQoL may be useful in the disease management and treatment. Since it can be affected by both presence of oral erosions and disease severity, a collaboration between dermatologists and dentists could be crucial to the disease management in AIBD.
Conclusion: The non-thermal plasma generated in a needle reactor with helium gas is a promising candidate for clinical and therapeutic use in the treatment of neuropathic leg ulcers, with time reduction healing, and it can be applied everyday. In the study conducted, it was found that the non-thermal plasma applied to patients with autoimmune diseases clinically was not beneficial.
Chances are that you or someone you know has experienced unpleasant symptoms after a meal or snack. Maybe you experienced some degree of sneezing, wheezing, rashes, brain fog, joint pain, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, or another symptom. This may have led you to believe you have a food allergy — and maybe you do. But it’s also possible that you have a food intolerance, celiac disease, or a food sensitivity. This is important, because some of the reactions can range from just annoying to life-threatening. Food intolerances Food intolerance refers mostly to the inability to process or digest certain foods. The most...
CONCLUSION: Acute myocarditis is an exceptional complication of Graves' disease, with most likely an autoimmune mechanism. Possible occurrence of fulminant rhythmic or hemodynamic complications justify minimal cardiological check-up before introducing beta blockers. PMID: 31982255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: High-certainty evidence suggests that tofacitinib is superior to placebo for maintenance of clinical and endoscopic remission at 52 weeks in participants with moderate-to-severe UC in remission. The optimal dose of tofacitinib for maintenance therapy is unknown. High-certainty evidence suggests that there is no increased risk of AEs with tofacitinib compared to placebo. However, we are uncertain about the effect of tofacitinib on SAEs due to the low number of events. Further studies are required to look at the long-term effectiveness and safety of using tofacitinib and other oral JAK inhibitors as maintenance ...
CONCLUSIONS: TAK does co-occur with IBD, AS and less frequently with BS in about 1/5 of the patients, at least in a hospital setting. There is no clear temporal pattern. The high prevalence of inflammatory back pain in the dorsal spine in TAK needs further scrutiny. PMID: 31969224 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]