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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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Sunovion divests US rights to Alvesco (ciclesonide), Omnaris (ciclesonide nasal spray) and Zetonna (ciclesonide nasal aerosol)to Covis.N.L

Sunovion has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its US marketing rights to Sunovion's ciclesonide...

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Positive results from post approval clinical trial evaluating bronchial thermoplasty (PAS2) of Alair System in severe persistent asthma .- Boston Scientific.

Boston Scientific announced positive results from the Post Approval Clinical Trial Evaluating Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) in Severe Persistent Asthma (PAS2)...

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Phase III ZONDA trial of MEDI 563 (benralizumab) meets primary endpoint in asthma and is published in NEJM- AstraZeneca

Results from the Phase III ZONDA trial of MEDI 563 (benralizumab), from AstraZeneca, demonstrated that adding benralizumab to standard of...

Learning Zones

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Airway Disease

The Airway Disease Learning Zone is an area where you can access the information about VisionAir and the upcoming live broadcast. A video presentation will be available from EAACI 2017 entitled 'Personalising Clinical Management in Severe Asthma'. The Inhalation Technology page features a video presentation from the live broadcast.

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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis causes great strain on the workforce. Help to reduce sick days and improve productivity with appropriate treatment options.

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Guidelines

British Guideline on the Management of Asthma

Asthma is a common condition which produces a significant workload for general practice, hospital outpatient clinics and inpatient admissions.

Added 2 years ago

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

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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Can anti-IgE therapy prevent airway remodeling in allergic asthma?

Airway remodeling is a central feature of asthma. It is exemplified by thickening of the lamina reticularis and structural changes to the epithelium, submucosa, smooth muscle, and vasculature of the airway wall.

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Clinical trials

A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Reslizumab (3.0 mg/kg) in the Reduction of Clinical Asthma Exacerbations in Patients (12-75 Years of Age) With Eosinophilic Asthma.

This is a Phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity of treatment with reslizumab in patients with eosinophilic asthma.

Added 2 months ago

A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Reslizumab in Patients With Eosinophilic Asthma

The primary objective of this study is to determine whether reslizumab is more effective than placebo in reducing the number of clinical asthma exacerbations (CAEs) in patients with eosinophilic asthma.

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A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Reslizumab (0.3 or 3.0 mg/kg) as Treatment for Patients (12-75 Years of Age) With Eosinophilic Asthma

The primary objective of this study is to determine whether reslizumab, at a dosage of 0.3 or 3.0 mg/kg administered once every 4 weeks for a total of 4 doses, is more effective than placebo in improving lung function ...

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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.

CME

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