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New data from Novartis suggests that Cosentyx (secukinumab) may modify the course of moderate-to-severe psoriasis leading to long-term, treatment-free skin clearance.

Novartis has announced new data suggesting, for the first time, that Cosentyx (secukinumab) may modify the course of moderate-to-severe psoriasis...

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FDA extends date for review of Keytruda (pembrolizumab)for previously treated patients with advanced microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) cancer. -Merck Inc.

Merck announced that the FDA has extended the action date for the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Keytruda (pembrolizumab),...

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Janssen reports VOYAGE 2 and NAVIGATE Phase III studies of guselkumab (CNTO 1959) for treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) announced new findings from two pivotal Phase III studies reporting the efficacy and safety...

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Guidelines

Japanese Guideline for Adult Asthma 2014

Adult bronchial asthma (hereinafter, asthma) is characterized by chronic airway inflammation, reversible airway narrowing, and airway hyperresponsiveness. Long-standing asthma induces airway remodeling to cause intractable asthma.

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

The present guideline (S2k) on allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) was established by the German, Austrian and Swiss professional associations for allergy in consensus with the scientific specialist societies and professional associations...

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Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines: 2010 revision.

Allergic rhinitis represents a global health problem affecting 10% to 20% of the population.

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Journal articles

Suboptimal asthma control: prevalence, detection and consequences in general practice.

Telephone surveys describing suboptimal asthma control may be biased by low response rates.

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Obesity and asthma: current knowledge and future needs.

Obesity has significant impact on asthma incidence and manifestations.

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Insights, attitudes, and perceptions about asthma and its treatment: a multinational survey of patients from Europe and Canada.

The Asthma Insight and Management (AIM) survey was conducted in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America to characterize patients' insights, attitudes and perceptions about their asthma and its treatment.

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Clinical trials

Does Shared Decision-Making Improve Asthma Outcomes?

Although much is now known about asthma, and there is effective asthma treatment, only about half of the patients with persistent asthma adhere to their prescribed long-term controller medication.

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Does Shared Decision-Making Improve Adherence in Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. Despite major advances in understanding of its pathophysiology and management, asthma outcomes have not shown parallel improvement.

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Genetic Studies in Difficult to Treat Asthma: TENOR

The TENOR (The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma: Outcomes and Treatment Regimens) study is an ongoing three-year multi-center observational cohort study of 4756 severe or difficult-to-treat patients with asthma aged 6 or older.

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Antia Veiga Feijoo

Clinical Features and Treatment Of Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Posted 1 year ago

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

Edzard Ernst

But he knows nothing about homeopathy!

Posted 1 year ago

Whenever I criticise their methods, homeopaths claim that my arguments are invalid because I know next to nothing about the subject. Is this because they feel threatened by my arguments? Or could it be that the allegation is incorrect?

You can judge for yourself - here is a (slightly shortened and revised) excerpt from my recent memoire ‘A SCIENTIST IN WONDERLAND’ which recounts my exposure to and experience in homeopathy.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 1 year 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?

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