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Incident Cardiovascular Disease Risk Up With Autoimmune Disease

September 16, 2022. 4:03 PM CDT.

Risk increased progressively with the number of autoimmune diseases present and with younger age

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OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

Sodium Intake Linked to Risk for Atopic Dermatitis

May 31, 2022

Authors suggest salt restriction may be low-cost, safe intervention for atopic dermatitis


Hypertension, CHD Risk Up With History of Allergic Disorders

April 12, 2022

Risk for hypertension highest for those age 18 to 57 years; CHD risk highest for those aged 39 to 57 years, men, Blacks


AAD: Skin Videomicroscopy Biomarker May Help Predict Cancer Relapse

April 06, 2022

Assessment of leukocytes adherent to and rolling along vessel wall may help predict outcomes after HCT for hematologic cancer


AAD: Baricitinib Tops Placebo for Hair Regrowth in Alopecia Areata

March 28, 2022

In two phase 3 trials, baricitinib superior to placebo in terms of percentage of patients with a SALT score of 20 or less at week 36


Update Shows Relatlimab + Nivolumab Slows Advanced Melanoma

March 21, 2022

Progression-free survival prolonged with relatlimab + nivolumab versus nivolumab alone for previously untreated advanced melanoma


ACR: Certain Serious Infections Down for Psoriatic Arthritis Patients

November 10, 2021

Hospital discharges for psoriatic arthritis patients with sepsis, skin and soft tissue infections, and UTIs down from 2012 to 2017 in the U.S.


Skin Cancer App Fails to Identify Rare, Aggressive Cancers

October 14, 2021

Sensitivity and specificity for detecting Merkel cell carcinoma and amelanotic melanoma was 79.4 and 37.7 percent, respectively


Infection Risk Does Not Seem to Differ Among Biologics for Psoriasis

October 08, 2021

Differential risk for serious infection or respiratory tract infection, including SARS-CoV-2, not seen among biologics used to treat psoriasis


COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns ID’d in Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis Patients

October 07, 2021

Patient hesitancy stems from concerns about the safety of the vaccine and whether the vaccine would aggravate their underlying condition


Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Differs in Children, Adults

October 04, 2021

Incidence of angioedema, thyroid autoimmunity associated with chronic spontaneous urticaria lower for children than adults


Pharmacies Often Not Notified of Discontinued Rx

September 29, 2021

Interventions, including phoning pharmacies and enabling CancelRX in electronic medical records, may reduce risk for medication safety events


Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Cuts Recurrence in Stage II Melanoma

September 20, 2021

Compared with placebo, pembrolizumab prolonged regression-free survival in resected high-risk stage IIB and IIC melanoma


Heart Failure Linked to Increased Incidence of Cancer

June 29, 2021

Increased rates of cancer seen among women and men and for cancer at multiple sites, including lip, oral cavity, pharynx, respiratory organs


ASCO: Nivolumab, Relatlimab Combo Slows Advanced Melanoma

May 28, 2021

Median progression-free survival of 10.1 versus 4.6 months seen among those receiving combo versus nivolumab alone, respectively


Rituximab, Mycophenolate Mofetil Compared for Pemphigus Vulgaris

May 19, 2021

More patients receiving rituximab versus mycophenolate mofetil had sustained complete remission at week 52, fewer had disease flares