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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CHMP positive for self-administration option for Fasenra Pen to treat eosinophilic asthma

AstraZeneca announced that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion...

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Nucala receives positive CHMP opinion for new self-administration options.

GlaxoSmithKline announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive...

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Phase III QUARTZ study of inhaled QMF 149 meets endpoints in asthma.

Novartis announced the first study results from the phase III PLATINUM clinical development program assessing the safety and efficacy of...

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EADV 2018 Highlights

EADV 2018 Highlights

EADV Congress 2018: Bringing you the latest news and insights from 27th EADV Congress, 12-16 September 2018 Paris, France.

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Guidelines

Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management

This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in adults, young people and children. It aims to improve the accuracy of diagnosis, help people to control their asthma and reduce the risk of asthma attacks.

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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 was developed on behalf of and financed by the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immu-nology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allergologie und klinische Immunologie, DGAKI)...

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Journal articles

Current and future targeted therapies for severe asthma: Managing treatment with biologics based on phenotypes and biomarkers.

The aim of the present narrative review is to discuss and examine the indication, mechanisms of action and therapeutic effects of currently available and emerging biologic agents for the treatment of severe asthma.

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Efficacy and safety of a first-in-class inhaled PDE3/4 inhibitor (ensifentrine) vs salbutamol in asthma.

Introduction: This study aimed to investigate the dose-response and pharmacology of a range of single doses of nebulised ensifentrine (RPL554), an inhaled dual phosphodiesterase (PDE) 3/4 inhibitor in patients with asthma.

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Biological treatments for severe asthma.

Purpose of review: Asthma is a heterogenous disease associated with different phenotypes and endotypes. The unmet needs with severe asthma have led to the emergence of potential therapeutic targets beyond the existing therapies.

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Clinical trials

Study to Evaluate Tezepelumab in Adults With Severe Uncontrolled Asthma (DIRECTION)

A Regional, Multicentre, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Group, Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Tezepelumab in Adults with Severe Uncontrolled Asthma

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Efficacy and Safety Study of Dupilumab in Patients With Persistent Asthma

Primary Objective:
To evaluate the efficacy of dupilumab in patients with persistent asthma

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Aspirin for Uncontrolled Asthma (ASTHMIRINE)

The aim of the study is to assess whether long term aspirin treatment could improve asthma control, compared to placebo, in patients with uncontrolled disease and nasal polyposis, whatever their aspirin tolerance level.

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The Asthma Report

The Asthma Report brings you the latest respiratory news from international congresses and scientific meetings.

ERS 2018 | Day 5 Highlights

The Asthma Report wraps up from Paris, with our final report from ERS Congress 2018.

 

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