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Sunovion divests US rights to Alvesco (ciclesonide), Omnaris (ciclesonide nasal spray) and Zetonna (ciclesonide nasal aerosol)to Covis.N.L

Sunovion has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its US marketing rights to Sunovion's ciclesonide...

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FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 17-0 to recommend approval for ABP 215, a biosimilar for bevacizumab (Avastin)- Amgen + Allergan

The FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 17-0 to recommend approval for ABP 215, a biosimilar for bevacizumab (Avastin) manufactured...

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Kamada withdraws from EMA its application (MAA) for its proprietary inhaled Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) therapy for the treatment of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD).

Kamada Ltd. a plasma-derived protein therapeutics company focused on orphan indications, announced that the Company has withdrawn the Marketing Authorization...

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Airway Disease

The Airway Disease Learning Zone is an area where you can access the information about VisionAir and the upcoming live broadcast. A video presentation will be available from EAACI 2017 entitled 'Personalising Clinical Management in Severe Asthma'. The Inhalation Technology page will feature video presentations from the live broadcast soon. 

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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

Treating tobacco dependence: guidance for primary care on life-saving interventions. Position statement of the IPCRG.

Tobacco smoking is the world's leading cause of premature death and disability. Global targets to reduce premature deaths by 25% by 2025 will require a substantial increase in the number of smokers making a quit attempt...

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Screening for and early detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a substantially underdiagnosed disorder, with the diagnosis typically missed or delayed until the condition is advanced. Spirometry is the most...

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Evaluating Diagnosis and Treatment Patterns of COPD in Primary Care.

Many patients with COPD are misdiagnosed or under-treated. The characteristics of COPD patients and the patterns of treatment have not been well characterized in primary care settings. The...

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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

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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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.

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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Older lady with uncontrolled COPD

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