Data from multiple sources - Curated by Toby Galbraith - Last updated 08 September 2016

 

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Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

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Guidelines

BSACI guideline for the management of chronic urticaria and angioedema

This guidance for the management of patients with chronic urticaria and angioedema has been prepared by the Standards of Care...

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Management of allergy to penicillins and other beta-lactams

The Standards of Care Committee of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and an expert panel have...

Added 1 year ago

British Guideline on the Management of Asthma

This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the management of asthma. It makes recommendations on...

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Journal articles

Efficacy of a House Dust Mite Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy Tablet in Adults With Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Importance: The house dust mite (HDM) sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) tablet is a potential novel treatment option for HDM allergy-related...

Added 5 months ago

Serious Asthma Events with Fluticasone plus Salmeterol versus Fluticasone Alone.

Background The safe and appropriate use of long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) for the treatment of asthma has been widely debated. In...

Added 6 months ago

Eosinophilic airway inflammation: role in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The chronic lung diseases, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are common affecting over 500 million people worldwide and...

Added 8 months ago

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Clinical trials

Study of MK-1029 in Participants With Persistent Asthma That Cannot Be Controlled With Montelukast (MK-1029-015)

The purpose of this trial is to compare the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of adding MK-1029 to montelukast in adults...

Added 1 year ago

Omalizumab to Mepolizumab Switch Study in Severe Eosinophilic Asthma Patients

Mepolizumab is an anti-interleukin-5 ( IL-5) monoclonal antibody that neutralizes IL-5 and reduces eosinophil counts in both sputum and blood....

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Study Evaluating Efficacy and Safety of OTX-DP for Treatment of Chronic Allergic Conjunctivitis

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of OTX-DP as a sustained release drug (dexamethasone)...

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Blog Posts

Antia Veiga Feijoo

Clinical Features and Treatment Of Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Posted 1 year ago

This post discusses clinical assessment and treatment of patients with acute asthma exacerbations.

Edzard Ernst

But he knows nothing about homeopathy!

Posted 1 year ago

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.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 11 months ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

CME

Association of adherence to lifestyle recommendations and risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective Danish cohort study

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Tricyclic antidepressants and headaches: systematic review and meta-analysis

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