ACR Convergence 2020: Data Available on Octagam 10% for Dermatomyositis
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ACR Convergence 2020: Data Available on Octagam 10% for Dermatomyositis

  This year, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) held their Convergence 2020 meeting virtually from November 5-9, with additional poster presentations on November 10 and 21. According to a…

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Experimental Drug Earns Orphan Drug Designation for Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
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Experimental Drug Earns Orphan Drug Designation for Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

According to a story from Biotech 365, the biotechology company Kezar Life Sciences, Inc. recently announced that its experimental therapy KZR-616 has earned Orphan Drug designations from the US Food…

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Safe Pregnancies with Rheumatic Diseases are Possible with Planning
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Safe Pregnancies with Rheumatic Diseases are Possible with Planning

Dr. Lisa Sammaritano from Weill Cornell Medical College has explained a way to lower risks within pregnancy for those with rheumatic diseases. Pregnancy and Rheumatic Diseases Patients who have a…

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Researchers Find Effective Biomarker for Predicting Severity of Myositis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease

A team of researchers recently evaluated a new biomarker in interstitial lung disease to see whether or not it could predict disease severity and ultimately mortality. The Biomarker Surfactant protein…

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The Importance of Cancer Screenings in Patients with Scleroderma, Dermatomyositis
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The Importance of Cancer Screenings in Patients with Scleroderma, Dermatomyositis

  This year, because of COVID-19, many healthcare-related events and symposiums have been moved online. However, that doesn't mean that the insights are any less helpful! In the virtual ACR…

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Hydroxychloroquine Shortage: What About Patients with Autoimmune Disorders?

According to CNBC, there is a shortage across the country of a very important medication: hydroxychloroquine. This is somewhat unsurprising. After all, the Trump administration has been vocal about the…

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Updates on Studies Investigating Lenabasum as a Potential Treatment for Systemic Sclerosis and Dermatomyositis
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Updates on Studies Investigating Lenabasum as a Potential Treatment for Systemic Sclerosis and Dermatomyositis

New data has been released about the effects of lenabasum, an experimental drug, on patients with systemic sclerosis and dermatomyositis. Corbus, who are developing lenabasum, are planning to present the…

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The FDA Have Awarded Orphan Drug Designation to an Experimental Treatment for Dermatomyositis
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The FDA Have Awarded Orphan Drug Designation to an Experimental Treatment for Dermatomyositis

The US Food and Drug Administration has awarded Orphan Drug Designation to the drug lenabasum as a treatment for dermatomyositis. The use of lenabasum for treating this condition, and others,…

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Experimental Treatment for Dermatomyositis Fails to Meet Endpoints in Phase 2 Trial

According to a story from globenewswire.com, the biopharmaceutical company Idera Pharmaceuticals recently released the data from its Phase 2 trial for IMO-8400, an investigational product in development for the treatment…

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For Ten Years this Woman Has Avoided Sunlight Because of Dermatomyositis
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For Ten Years this Woman Has Avoided Sunlight Because of Dermatomyositis

According to Port City Daily, 21-year-old Haley Swanson has been living with dermatomyositis for 10 years. She was diagnosed at age 11 with the autoimmune condition, which means that her…

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