Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

VEST Lowers Duration of Painful SCD Crises

Vascular electrical stimulation therapy (VEST), a form of local electrical stimulation applied to the skin, can lower the duration of painful vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), according to data from a Phase 2 clinical trial. Based on these findings, study investigators argue that…

Oxbryta Can Ease or Fully Heal Leg Ulcers, Trial Analysis Shows

Oxbryta (voxelotor) can help ease, or fully heal, painful leg ulcers in people with sickle cell disease (SCD), according to a post-hoc analysis of a Phase 3 trial. These promising findings support the launch of future trials investigating the potential benefits of Oxbryta — already conditionally approved…