Tag Archives: Acute

Novel Therapy for Acute Migraine Shows Promise in Phase 3 Clinical Trial

(BRONX, NY)—A drug belonging to a new generation of acute migraine headache treatments was found to eliminate pain and reduce bothersome symptoms for people with migraine in a large-scale trial reported in the July 11 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The drug, rimegepant, is awaiting U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and may… Read More »

Severe Rhabdomyolysis in a Patient With Acute Influenza Infection

January 03, 2019 This article originally appeared here. Share this content: Rhabdomyolysis is characterized by breakdown of muscle tissue A recently published case report describes the case of a 29-year-old male patient with influenza-induced rhabdomyolysis and highlights the need to assess creatinine kinase (CK) levels of patients hospitalized with influenza. The patient, who had a… Read More »

Which Drug Combination Works Best to Reduce Acute COPD Exacerbations?

November 20, 2018 Share this content: A higher blood eosinophil count was associated with a greater protective effect of ICS/LABA/LAMA against severe acute COPD exacerbations. A combination of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)/long-acting β2-agonist (LABA)/long-acting muscarinic receptor antagonist (LAMA) is possibly more effective than a LABA/LAMA combination or single long-acting bronchodilator therapy in reducing the risk for… Read More »

Acute flaccid myelitis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Acute flaccid myelitis. www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis/index.html. Updated October 22, 2018. Accessed October 30, 2018. Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center website. Acute flaccid myelitis. US Department of Health and Human Services. National Institute of Health. rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/13142/acute-flaccid-myelitis. Updated October 9, 2018. Accessed October 30, 2018 Messacar K, Modlin JF, Abzug MJ.… Read More »