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Two new options for self-administration of Nucala now approved in Canada for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.

Nucala (mepolizumab) has been approved in Canada in two new formats – a pre-filled auto-injector and a pre-filled safety syringe...

Added 12 days ago Drug news

Shionogi reports positive results from cefiderocol phase III study in adults with pneumonia caused by gram-negative pathogens.

Shionogi & Co., Ltd. announced results from APEKS-NP, an international, double-blind, randomized Phase III clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and...

Added 13 days ago Drug news

Fasenra approved in the US for self-administration in a new pre-filled auto-injector, the Fasenra Pen.- AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca announced that the FDA has approved the self-administration of Fasenra (benralizumab) in a pre-filled, single-use auto-injector (the Fasenra Pen)....

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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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Cystic Fibrosis Knowledge Centre

Cystic Fibrosis Knowledge Centre

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

Moderate to severe asthma

Moderate to severe asthma

Access the comprehensive Learning Zone for moderate to severe asthma. Containing details about pathophysiology, a complete overview of asthma and daily reports from ERS Congress 2019. 

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

ERS guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough in adults and children.

These guidelines incorporate the recent advances in chronic cough pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. The concept of cough hypersensitivity has allowed an umbrella term that explains the exquisite sensitivity of patients to external stimuli

Added 15 days ago

British Guideline on the Management of Asthma

The 2019 update includes a complete revision of the section on monitoring asthma including new information on predicting future risk of asthma attacks, and updates to the sections on pharmacological management of asthma

Added 5 years ago

Motor neurone disease: assessment and management

This guideline covers assessing and managing motor neurone disease (MND). It aims to improve care from the time of diagnosis, and covers information and support, organisation of care, managing symptoms and preparing for end of life care.

Added 2 months ago

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Journal articles

The role of endothelial cells in cystic fibrosis.

CFTR has mainly been studied in epithelial cells although it is also functional and expressed in other cell types including endothelial cells. The present review summarizes current knowledge on the role of the endothelium in CF.

Added 1 day ago

Physical activity and associations with clinical outcome measures in adults with cystic fibrosis; a systematic review.

Background: Physical activity (PA) is important in the management of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and is associated with a number of beneficial effects. PA assessment is not commonplace or consistent in clinical practice...

Added 1 day ago

A drug safety review of treating eosinophilic asthma with monoclonal antibodies.

Areas covered: All four of the currently approved monoclonal antibodies (biologics) used in the treatment of severe asthma are discussed with reference to the known safety data garnered from clinical trials and real world evidence.

Added 1 day ago

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Clinical trials

A Dose-finding Study of Inhaled OligoG vs Placebo in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis (SMR3372)

Randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study. The study has two parts:
Dose-finding part, followed by longer term follow-up (6 months)

Added 1 day ago

Acute Exacerbations Treated With BenRAlizumab (The ABRA Study) (ABRA)

Exacerbations of asthma and COPD are an important cause of hospital admission and the main cause of annual winter bed shortages. Despite current guideline treatment with prednisolone, 40% of patients require further treatment...

Added 3 days ago

A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetics of MTPS9579A in Patients With Asthma Requiring Inhaled Corticosteroids and a Second Controller

This is a Phase IIa, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter, two-arm study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of MTPS9579A as an add-on therapy in patients with uncontrolled moderate to severe asthma...

Added 2 days ago

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Blog Posts

Georgina Mason

ERS 2018 | Day 5 Highlights

Posted 1 year ago

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

 

Georgina Mason

ERS 2018 | Day 4 Highlights

Posted 1 year ago

A look at two sessions from the ERS Congress dealing with devices for the management of asthma and an in-depth look at some of the allergic responses to asthma.

Georgina Mason

ERS 2018 | Day 3 Highlights

Posted 1 year ago

Day 3 Highlights: Monday 17 September from the European Respiratory Society International Congress: 15-19 September 2018

CME

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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Managing Symptomatic Asthma

Managing Symptomatic Asthma
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