Data from multiple sources - Curated by Toby Galbraith - Last updated 06 June 2017

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FDA approves triple therapy fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI), as Trelegy Ellipta, for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of patients with COPD.-GSK + Innoviva.

GlaxoSmithKline plc and Innoviva, Inc. announced that the FDA has approved once-daily, single inhaler triple therapy fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI), under...

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Phase III LEAP 1 trial of BC 3781 (lefamulin) meets primary endpoint in community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.- Nabriva Therapeutics.

Nabriva Therapeutics announced positive topline results from the BC 3781 (lefamulin) evaluation against pneumonia (LEAP 1) trial, which evaluated the...

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FDA approves supplemental indication for Somatuline Depot (lanreotide) in carcinoid syndrome.- Ipsen.

Ipsen announced that the FDA has approved a supplemental indication for Somatuline Depot (lanreotide) Injection 120 mg for the treatment...

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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.

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Allergic Rhinitis

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Guidelines

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

Asthma is a common condition which produces a significant workload for general practice, hospital outpatient clinics and inpatient admissions.

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BTS/ICS Guidelines for the Ventilatory Management of Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in Adults

The aim of the guideline is to draw attention to the evidence of suboptimal care in AHRF in the UK,...

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Journal articles

First-line ceritinib versus platinum-based chemotherapy in advanced ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (ASCEND-4): a randomised, open-label, phase 3 study.

Background: The efficacy of ceritinib in patients with untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is not known.

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Spotlight on ceritinib in the treatment of ALK+ NSCLC: design, development and place in therapy.

The identification of echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4 (EML4) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) fusion gene in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has radically changed ...

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Management of ceritinib therapy and adverse events in patients with ALK-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer.

Anaplastic lymphoma kinase rearrangement (ALK+) occurs in approximately 2-7% of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), contributing to a considerable number of patients with ALK+ NSCLC worldwide.

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Clinical trials

Oral THU-Decitabine + Nivolumab for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study looks at the effect of three drugs on lung cancer tumors. This study includes two groups of patients...

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Pembrolizumab Plus Bevacizumab for Treatment of Brain Metastases in Metastatic Melanoma or Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

The purpose of this phase 2 trial is to study the activity of pembrolizumab in combination with bevacizumab in patients...

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Clinical and Virological Efficacy of Pegylated Interferon Alpha in the Treatment of Rhinovirus Infection in Patients With Primary Hypogammaglobulinemia: Randomized Controlled Trial (Hypogamma Int1)

The study will investigate the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous interferon alpha -2a to eradicate rhinovirus in patients with primary...

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Blog Posts

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

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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?

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Clinical Features and Treatment Of Acute Asthma Exacerbations

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

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