Asthma

An inflammatory condition of the airways, asthma typically presents during childhood. It is very common, and affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Asthma is often

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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...

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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)....

Added 16 days ago Drug news

Trelegy Ellipta filed with FDA for asthma in adults.- GSK + Innoviva

GlaxoSmithKline and Innoviva announced the filing of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the FDA seeking an additional indication...

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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.

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. 

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and progressive fibrotic interstitial lung disease that occurs mostly in older adults, is limited to the lungs and often displays a characteristic imaging and histological appearance. Find out how to diagnose IPF and the latest interventions available for patients living with this burden.

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Guidelines

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

Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management

This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in adults, young people and children. It aims to improve the accuracy of diagnosis, help people to control their asthma and reduce the risk of asthma attacks.

Added 1 year ago

Guideline on allergen-specific immunotherapy in IgE-mediated allergic diseases

The present guideline was developed on behalf of and financed by the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immu-nology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allergologie und klinische Immunologie, DGAKI)...

Added 2 years ago

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Journal articles

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.

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Efficacy of bronchial thermoplasty in patients with severe asthma.

Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of bronchial thermoplasty (BT) in clinical practice in adults with severe, refractory asthma.

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Novel Insights on Sex-Related Differences in Asthma.

Purpose of Review: Asthma, a common respiratory disease that affects about 10% of the US population, represents a significant public health issue. In the last decade, cumulative evidence has demonstrated sex disparities in asthma...

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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)

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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...

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Efficacy and Safety of CHF 6532 in Patients With Uncontrolled Severe Eosinophilic Asthma (PERSEA)

The purpose of this phase III Study is to demonstrate the efficacy of at least one dose of CHF 6532 on moderate and severe asthma exacerbations rate compared to placebo.

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ERS 2018 | Day 5 Highlights

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

 

CME

Respiratory care clinical Q&A November 2015

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Management of acute cough in children

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Easily missed: Occupational asthma

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