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EU approves extension of approval of Kalydeco to infants with CFTR cystic fibrosis.- Vertex Pharma

Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced that the European Commission has granted approval of the label extension for Kalydeco (ivacaftor) to include the...

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Phase III PALLADIUM data on new inhaled dual combination QMF 149 show significant improvement across key asthma outcomes versus monotherapy.- Novartis

Novartis announced data from the 52-week pivotal Phase III PALLADIUM clinical trial which demonstrated that QMF 149, a once-daily fixed-dose...

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FDA approves Tecentriq + chemotherapy (Abraxane and carboplatin) to treat metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.- Genentech/Roche

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group announced that the FDA approved Tecentriq (atezolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy (Abraxane [paclitaxel...

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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

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Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia in adults.

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Tuberculosis

This guideline covers preventing, identifying and managing latent and active tuberculosis (TB) in children, young people and adults.

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Journal articles

Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI): a clinical review with emphasis on the critically ill.

Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is the leading cause of transfusion-related morbidity and mortality world-wide. Although first described in 1983, it took two decades to develop consensus definitions that remain controversial.

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Comparison of disease progression subgroups in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Background: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive interstitial pneumonia with an unpredictable course. The aims of this study were to retrospectively re-evaluate a cohort of patients with IPF according to the 2011...

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Gender differences at presentation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Sweden.

Background: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a disease with poor prognosis mainly affecting males. Differences in clinical presentation between genders may be important both for the diagnostic work-up and for follow-up.

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Clinical trials

Inhaled NAC in Treatment of IPF

This study plans to learn more about the safety and tolerability of inhaled N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) in patients with pulmonary fibrosis. The study will also create a bank of data, blood, and sputum from IPF patients for future research.

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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)

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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...

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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

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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

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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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