Jul 9th, 2020 - In updated results of the pilot study, presented during the ASCO2020 Virtual Scientific Program, researchers showed that lisocabtagene maraleucel induced durable response as a second-line treatment in large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
May 31st, 2020 - Idecabtagene vicleucel induced responses in nearly three-quarters of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to initial results of the phase 2 KarMMa trial presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.
May 31st, 2020 - Axicabtagene ciloleucel induced a 93% response rate among patients with relapsed or refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to interim results of the phase 2 ZUMA-5 trial presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.
May 30th, 2020 - JNJ-4528, a chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, induced early, deep and durable responses among patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to study results presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.
May 30th, 2020 - Treatment with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) induced a 4.9-month progression-free survival (PFS) benefit over brentuximab vedotin (BV) in patients with relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma, according to findings presented at the virtual scientific program of the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.
May 30th, 2020 - Treatment with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) improved progression-free survival after subsequent therapy (PFS2) for patients with PD-L1–positive, relapsed/refractory head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) compared with the EXTREME regimen, according to an analysis of the KEYNOTE-048 trial. Pembrolizumab induced better PFS2 outcomes both alone and in combination with chemotherapy.
May 30th, 2020 - A pooled analysis of clinical trial data revealed that systemic therapy with cabozantinib (Cabometyx) in advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) induced reliable responses for patients regardless of whether or not they had received prior immunotherapy. Patients from both the phase 3 METEOR (NCT01865747) and the phase 2 Japanese C2001 (NCT03339219) trials comprised the efficacy population whose resu...
May 29th, 2020 - The BCMA-targeting CAR T-cell therapy idecabtagene vicleucel (ide-cel; bb2121) induced a response in nearly three-fourths of patients with heavily pretreated relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, according to topline findings from the pivotal phase 2 KarMMA trial shared during the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program.
May 29th, 2020 - Frontline treatment with the combination of with nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) induced durable and long-term efficacy benefits in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and tumor PD-L1 expression of at least 1% or less than 1%, according to updated results from part 1 of the phase 3 Checkmate 227 trial presented at the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program.
May 29th, 2020 - The addition of the antibody-drug conjugate belantamab mafodotin to the standard-of-care doublet of bortezomib (Velcade) and dexamethasone (B-Vd) induced a minimum response of stable disease in all patients treated in a cohort of the phase 1/2 DREAMM-6 trial.
Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology;
Feb 7th, 2020 - To investigate whether the burden of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) is associated with the risk of developing levodopa‐induced dyskinesia (LID) in Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Frontiers in Neurology;
Nov 21st, 2019 - The forefront treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) is Levodopa. When patients are treated with Levodopa cerebral blood flow is increased while cerebral metabolic rate is decreased in key subcortical regions including the putamen. This phenomenon is especially pronounced in patients with Levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID).
Neurology and Preclinical Neurological Studies;
Jul 3rd, 2018 - Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease have been controlled with levodopa for many years; however, motor complications consisting of wearing off of medication effect and dyskinesias tend to occur within a few years of starting levodopa. Motor complications can begin a few months after taking levodopa, with the average time to onset estimated to be 6.5 years. Dyskinesias can be troublesome and require ...
Apr 17th, 2017 - Data from two Phase 3 clinical studies investigating the efficacy and safety of ADS-5102 in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) were pooled to summarize results for the shared primary endpoint, Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS) and its sub-components.
Clinics in Dermatology; Demerdjieva Z
Dec 1st, 2019 - Eye involvement in psoriasis is little known to many dermatologists, although psoriasis has been acknowledged as a systemic disease for decades. The ophthalmic complications of psoriasis are numerous and can affect almost any part of the eye. The most common ocular changes in patients with psoriasis, including blepharitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, iridocyclitis, UV-induced cataracts, uveitis,...
Frontiers in Neurology;
Dec 15th, 2014 - The dopamine (DA) precursor l-DOPA has been the most effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over 40 years. However, the response to this treatment changes with disease progression, and most patients develop dyskinesias (abnormal involuntary movements) and motor fluctuations within a few years of l-DOPA therapy.
May 29th, 2013 - Excessive glutamatergic signalling within the basal ganglia is implicated in the progression of Parkinson's disease (PD) and inthe emergence of dyskinesia associated with long-term treatment with L-DOPA. There is considerable research focus on the discovery and development of compounds that modulate glutamatergic signalling via glutamate receptors, as treatments for PD and L-DOPA-induced dyskin...
Current Opinion in Neurobiology;
Mar 4th, 2008 - The crucial role of dopamine (DA) in movement control is illustrated by the spectrum of motor disorders caused by either a deficiency or a hyperactivity of dopaminergic transmission in the basal ganglia. The degeneration of nigrostriatal DA neurons in Parkinson's disease causes poverty and slowness of movement. These symptoms are greatly improved by pharmacological DA replacement with l-3,4-dih...
Postgraduate Medical Journal;
Jun 5th, 2007 - Levodopa is the most effective drug for treating Parkinson's disease. However, long‐term use of levodopa is often complicated by significantly disabling fluctuations and dyskinesias negating its beneficial effects. Younger age of Parkinson's disease onset, disease severity, and high levodopa dose increase the risk of development of levodopa‐induced dyskinesias (LID). The underlying mechanisms f...
People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) commonly suffer from tremors and other movement symptoms, such as slowness and stiffness, caused by the loss of dopamine-producing nerve cells in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. The cornerstone therapy for reducing these symptoms is the drug, levodopa. Often referred to as simply L-dopa, this drug works by helping to replenish the brain’s s...