Positive early access decision by French Haute Autorité de Santé to use Idefirix as desensitization treatment for highly sensitized kidney transplant patients – Hansa Biopharma AB

Hansa Biopharma AB, the pioneer in enzyme technology for rare immunological conditions, announced that its first-in-class treatment Idefirix (imlifidase) has been granted early access post marketing authorization (Autorisation d’accès précoce) in France by French HAS (Haute Autorité de Santé) for use in the desensitization of highly sensitized adult patients prior to kidney transplant, in accordance with the patient population specified […]

Initial treatment choice for prostate cancer doesn’t affect mental health outcomes

Depression and other mental health outcomes are similar for men choosing different options for initial treatment of localized prostate cancer, reports a study in The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. “However, our research identifies several characteristics linked to declines in emotional well-being after starting prostate cancer […]

Racial disparities in kidney transplantation access are highest among young adults

In a retrospective study of adults initiating kidney failure treatment during 2011-2018, disparities in kidney transplantation by race were highest among patients age 22-44 years of age. Within this age group, kidney failure was treated by kidney transplantation among 10.9% of White patients but only 1.8% of Black and 4.4% of Hispanic patients. Research has shown wide racial/ethnic disparities in use […]

Saphnelo approved in the EU for the treatment of moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus – AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca’s Saphnelo (anifrolumab) has been approved in the European Union as an add-on therapy for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe, active autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), despite receiving standard therapy. Saphnelo is the first biologic for SLE approved in Europe with an indication that is not restricted to patients with a high degree of disease activity. […]

Three-drug combination prolongs survival in men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer

Results from an international, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 clinical trial indicate that adding the androgen-receptor inhibitor darolutamide to androgen-deprivation therapy and chemotherapy prolongs the survival of men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer, a disease that is fatal in most cases. The study, which was conducted by a team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), is published in […]

Teleflex announces large-scale analysis of real-world healthcare claims data for enlarged prostate procedures at the American Urological Association 2021 Annual Meeting

Teleflex Incorporated announced that new real-world healthcare claims data reveal that the risk of return procedures is lowest after treatment with the UroLift System among the analyzed benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) treatment options. The data also show that the risk of surgical retreatment is similar between UroLift PUL, TURP and GreenLight PVP while highest following Rezum Water Vapor Therapy. The […]