Data from multiple sources - Curated by Marshall Pearce - Last updated 14 July 2017

Asthma

An inflammatory condition of the airways, asthma typically presents during childhood. It is very common, and affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Asthma is often

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Fasenra approved for treatment of severe asthma with eosinophilic phenotype

AstraZeneca and MedImmune, announced that the FDA has approved Fasenra (benralizumab) for the add-on maintenance treatment of patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older, and with an eosinophilic phenotype.

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CHMP recommends benralizumab as add on maintenance therapy for severe eosinophilic asthma. AstraZeneca.

AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use...

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Guidelines

British Guideline on the Management of Asthma

The 2016 update includes a complete revision of the section on diagnosis of asthma and a major update to the section on pharmacological management of asthma as well as revisions to the sections on supported self management...

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Guideline on allergen-specific immunotherapy in IgE-mediated allergic diseases

The present guideline (S2k) on allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) was established by the German, Austrian and Swiss professional associations for allergy in consensus with the scientific specialist societies and professional associations...

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Japanese Guideline for Adult Asthma 2014

Adult bronchial asthma (hereinafter, asthma) is characterized by chronic airway inflammation, reversible airway narrowing, and airway hyperresponsiveness. Long-standing asthma induces airway remodeling to cause intractable asthma.

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Journal articles

Tezepelumab in Adults with Uncontrolled Asthma.

Background: In some patients with moderate-to-severe asthma, particularly those with noneosinophilic inflammation, the disease remains uncontrolled. This trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of tezepelumab...

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Treating tobacco dependence: guidance for primary care on life-saving interventions. Position statement of the IPCRG.

Tobacco smoking is the world's leading cause of premature death and disability. Global targets to reduce premature deaths by 25% by 2025 will require a substantial increase in the number of smokers making a quit attempt...

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Oral Glucocorticoid-Sparing Effect of Benralizumab in Severe Asthma.

Background: Many patients with severe asthma rely on oral glucocorticoids to manage their disease. We investigated whether benralizumab, a monoclonal antibody directed against the alpha subunit of the interleukin-5 receptor...

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Clinical trials

Evaluation of Dupilumab in Patients With Severe Steroid Dependent Asthma (VENTURE)

Primary Objective:
- To evaluate the efficacy of dupilumab, compared with placebo, for reducing the use of maintenance oral corticosteroids (OCS) in patients with severe steroid-dependent asthma.

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Evaluation of Dupilumab in Patients With Persistent Asthma (Liberty Asthma Quest)

Primary Objective:
- To evaluate the efficacy of dupilumab (SAR231893 / REGN668) in patients with persistent asthma.

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Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy & Safety of Tralokinumab in Adults & Adolescents With OCS Dependent Asthma (TROPOS)

A Multicentre, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel Group, Placebo Controlled, Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Tralokinumab in Reducing Oral Corticosteroid dependent Asthma.

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Edzard Ernst

researcher and scourge of alternative medicine; >1000 peer-reviewed papers, 49 books [latest: 'A SCIENTIST IN WONDERLAND'], H-Index > 80, retired, now enthusiastic blogger

But he knows nothing about homeopathy!

Whenever I criticise their methods, homeopaths claim that my arguments are invalid because I know next to nothing about the subject. Is this because they feel threatened by my arguments? Or could it be that the allegation is incorrect?

You can judge for yourself - here is a (slightly shortened and revised) excerpt from my recent memoire ‘A SCIENTIST IN WONDERLAND’ which recounts my exposure to and experience in homeopathy.

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