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Trelegy Ellipta triple therapy meets EU approval for COPD

GlaxoSmithKline plc and Innoviva, Inc. announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for Trelegy Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol, ‘FF/UMEC/VI’)...

Added 1 day ago Drug news

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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Learning Zones

An epgonline.org Learning Zone (LZ) is an area of the site dedicated to providing detailed self-directed medical education about a disease, condition or procedure.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

View highlights from recent congresses presented in new expert videos with leading physicians.

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Airway Disease

Airway Disease

The Airway Disease Learning Zone is an area where you can access the information about VisionAir and see video presentations from the forum. The Inhalation Technology page features a video presentation from the live broadcast presented by key faculty.

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

View disease awareness information, treatment options and European Cystic Fibrosis Society best practice guidelines.

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Allergic Rhinitis

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

Early and locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC): ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

These updated guidelines on early and locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer focus on treatment recommendations including follow-up and survivorship.

Added 4 years ago

GOLD 2017 Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD.

Since 2001, the Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease has been a valuable resource for healthcare professionals.

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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...

Added 3 years ago

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Journal articles

Comparative Efficacy of Once-Daily Umeclidinium/Vilanterol and Tiotropium/Olodaterol Therapy in Symptomatic Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Randomized Study.

Introduction: We report the results of the first direct comparison of the once-daily fixed-dose long-acting muscarinic antagonist/long-acting β2-agonist (LAMA/LABA) combinations umeclidinium/vilanterol (UMEC/VI) and...

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Tezacaftor-Ivacaftor in Residual-Function Heterozygotes with Cystic Fibrosis.

Background:  Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in the CFTR gene that lead to progressive respiratory decline. Some mutant CFTR proteins show residual function and...

Added 10 days ago

Telavancin in the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia: clinical evidence and experience.

Telavancin is a lipoglycopeptide derivative of vancomycin , which has activity against Gram-positive aerobic bacteria, and is especially effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Gram-positive bacteria resistant to VAN.

Added 18 days ago

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Clinical trials

A Study Comparing the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) of FF/UMEC/VI With the FDC of FF/VI and UMEC/VI; Administered Once-daily Via a Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) in Subjects With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The study evaluates the efficacy of fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium bromide/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI) to reduce the annual rate of moderate and severe exacerbations compared with dual therapy...

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Sublobar Resection Versus Lobectomy for cT1N0M0 Non-small-cell Lung Cancer

The incidence rate of ground-glass opacity (GGO) has been increasing these years. A great number of retrospective studies suggested that sublobar resection was better for some GGO patients.

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A Study of Atezolizumab Compared With Docetaxel in Participants With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Failed Platinum-Containing Therapy (OAK)

This global, multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of atezolizumab (an anti-programmed death−ligand 1 [anti-PD-L1] antibody) compared with docetaxel...

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Blog Posts

Laura Quittenden

World COPD Day: What is COPD and what causes it?

Posted 3 days ago

Today marks the annual World COPD Day, a day dedicated to increasing awareness of a disease that affects 65 million people around the globe. 

 

We've summarised the causes, complications and statistics surrounding COPD in this handy 2 minute read.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 2 years 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?

Antia Veiga Feijoo

Clinical Features and Treatment Of Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Managing acute exacerbations of COPD in primary care

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: diagnosis and assessment of severity

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