A real-world study using claims data to evaluate possible failure of opioid treatment regimens among patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis in the US

Abstract Authors: Kavita Gandhi, Wenhui Wei, Ahong Huang, Li Wang, Ravi Iyer, Nathaniel P Katz Background: Although opioids may be used in the management of pain in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), there is a dearth of real-world data characterizing opioid regimen...

Medical resource utilization in dermatomyositis/polymyositis patients treated with repository corticotropin injection, intravenous immunoglobulin, and/or rituximab

Abstract Authors: Knight T, Bond C, Popelar B, Wang L, Niewoehner J, Anastassopoulos K, Philbin M. Background: Dermatomyositis and polymyositis (DM/PM) are rare, incurable inflammatory diseases that cause progressive muscle weakness and can be associated with...

Real‐world outcomes of initiating insulin glargine-based treatment versus premixed analog insulins among US patients with type 2 diabetes failing oral antidiabetic drugs

Abstract Authors: Baser O, Tangirala K, Wei W, Xie L. Background: In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, basal-bolus strategies can improve treatment by offering dosing flexibility, and improved satisfaction, adherence, and clinical outcomes. The purpose of...