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Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of PONVORY ™ (ponesimod), an Oral Treatment for Adults with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Proven Superior to Aubagio® (teriflunomide) in Reducing Annual Relapses and Brain Lesions
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (March 19, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PONVORY™ (ponesimod), a once-daily oral selective sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) modulator, to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.1,2,3 PONVORY™ offers MS patients superior efficacy in reducing annualized relapse rates compared to an established oral therapy and a proven safety profile backed by ove...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
516 Non-Vitamin K Anticoagulation for Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation in Regional Australia
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are the therapy of choice for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and at least one risk factor. The Illawarra-Shoalhaven region local health district provides health services for around 400,000 people. In regional centres, many AF patients are managed by GPs. The purpose of this study was to identify the proportion of patients with NVAF who were prescribed different NOACs as well as determine if the dosage follows current guidelines.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - November 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: J. Moragues Source Type: research
A clinical audit of oral anticoagulant therapy in aged care residents with atrial fibrillation
Conclusion Many residents with non-valvular AF and significant risk of stroke were not receiving oral anticoagulation despite a lack of documented reason for non-prescribing. Non-vitamin K antagonists were widely prescribed but dosing of these agents could still be improved. There remains a need to improve anticoagulant prescribing for aged care residents and optimise stroke prevention in this population.
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy - April 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Stroke Prevention, Evaluation of Bleeding Risk, and Anticoagulant Treatment Management in Atrial Fibrillation Contemporary International Guidelines
Publication date: May 2019Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Volume 35, Issue 5Author(s): Marco Proietti, Deirdre A. Lane, Giuseppe Boriani, Gregory Y.H. LipAbstractIn recent years the management of atrial fibrillation patients has progressively and substantially changed because of the introduction of new treatments and the availability of new data regarding the epidemiology and clinical management of these patients. In the past 2 years alone, there have been 7 new guidelines or guideline updates that have been published, which have introduced new recommendations and significantly revised previously published ones. Tw...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - April 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Harnessing the Four Elements for Mental Health
DiscussionAs detailed above, the “elements” in both a classical and a contemporary sense have effects on our mental health and are potentially modifiable aspects that can be harnessed as therapeutic interventions. The most robust interventional evidence currently available shows tentative support for several use of the elements via horticultural and nature-exposure therapy, green exercise/physical activity, sauna and heat therapy, balneotherapy, and breathing exercises. It should be noted that, in many cases, these interventions were not studied in definitive diagnosed psychiatric disorders and thus it is pre...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - April 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
An Evaluation of Personal Cooling Systems for Reducing Thermal Strain Whilst Working in Chemical/Biological Protective Clothing
Conclusion: The IV, PCM, and SLIV produced lower heart rate, mean skin, rectal and mean body temperatures in addition to improved work times compared to control. The WS did not improve work times possibly as a result of the cooling capacity of the suit abating, and magnifying thermal insulation. Considering the added time and resources required to implement combination cooling in the form of ice slurry and ice vest (SLIV), there was no significant additive effect for perception, cardiovascular strain, rectal temperature and total trial time relative to the phase change vest or ice vest alone. This may be a product of a ...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - April 11, 2019 Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Why Whole-Fat Milk and Yogurt Are Healthier Than You Think
For years, experts have recommended low-fat dairy products over the full-fat versions, which are higher in calories and contain more saturated fat. Recent research, however, indicates that full-fat dairy may actually be healthier than its reputation suggests, and that people who eat full-fat dairy are not more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than people who consume low-fat dairy. They may even be less likely to gain weight. Now, new research published Tuesday in The Lancet, adds to that body of evidence. The research suggests that eating dairy products of all kinds is associated with a lower ri...
Source: TIME: Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation 2018.
Authors: Brieger D, Amerena J, Attia JR, Bajorek B, Chan KH, Connell C, Freedman B, Ferguson C, Hall T, Haqqani HM, Hendriks J, Hespe CM, Hung J, Kalman JM, Sanders P, Worthington J, Yan T, Zwar NA Abstract INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasing in prevalence and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The optimal diagnostic and treatment strategies for AF are continually evolving and care for patients requires confidence in integrating these new developments into practice. These clinical practice guidelines will assist Australian practitioners in the diagnosis and management of adult ...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - August 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
The impact of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) on anticoagulation therapy in rural Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: In rural WA, about one-third of patients with an indication for anticoagulation therapy receive NOACs, but one-third of patients with AF and at risk of stroke received no anticoagulant therapy, and may benefit from NOAC therapy. PMID: 29320668 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research