Data from multiple sources - Curated by Marshall Pearce - Last updated 06 June 2017

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FDA extends indication for Therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR Kit in non-small cell lung cancer.- Qiagen.

Qiagen announced that the FDA has approved a PMA supplement extending the indications for use of the Therascreen EGFR RGQ...

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NICE rejects Xalkori for NHS use in ROS-1 positive non-small cell lung cancer.- Pfizer.

In draft guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has not recommended Xalkori (crizotinib), from Pfizer, for...

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Successful trial of first line combination therapy for NSCLC

Positive results from KEYNOTE 189 trial for Keytruda + Alimta + chemotherapy combination for first line NSCLC.

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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

Cystic Fibrosis

View disease awareness information, treatment options and European Cystic Fibrosis Society best practice guidelines.

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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

Early and locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC): ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

These updated guidelines on early and locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer focus on treatment recommendations including follow-up and survivorship.

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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.

Added 8 months ago

British Guideline on the Management of Asthma

The 2016 update includes a complete revision of the section on diagnosis of asthma and a major update to the section on pharmacological management of asthma as well as revisions to the sections on supported self management...

Added 3 years ago

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Journal articles

FULFIL Trial: Once-Daily Triple Therapy for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Objectives: We compared the effects of once-daily triple therapy on lung function and health-related quality of life with twice-daily ICS/LABA therapy in patients with COPD.

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Spotlight on fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol in COPD: design, development, and potential place in therapy.

This review paper summarizes the pharmacologic profiles of these medications and highlights findings from clinical trials, including safety and efficacy data, while speculating on the role of this therapy in current treatment for COPD.

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Association of Sleep-Disordered Breathing With Cognitive Function and Risk of Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Objective: To provide a quantitative synthesis of population-based studies on the relationship between SDB and risk of cognitive impairment.

Added 11 days ago

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Clinical trials

A Study Comparing the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) of FF/UMEC/VI With the FDC of FF/VI and UMEC/VI; Administered Once-daily Via a Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) in Subjects With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The study evaluates the efficacy of fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium bromide/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI) to reduce the annual rate of moderate and severe exacerbations compared with dual therapy...

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Sublobar Resection Versus Lobectomy for cT1N0M0 Non-small-cell Lung Cancer

The incidence rate of ground-glass opacity (GGO) has been increasing these years. A great number of retrospective studies suggested that sublobar resection was better for some GGO patients.

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A Study of Atezolizumab Compared With Docetaxel in Participants With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Failed Platinum-Containing Therapy (OAK)

This global, multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of atezolizumab (an anti-programmed death−ligand 1 [anti-PD-L1] antibody) compared with docetaxel...

Added 3 months ago

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Blog Posts

Laura Quittenden

World COPD Day: What is COPD and what causes it?

Posted 2 months ago

Today marks the annual World COPD Day, a day dedicated to increasing awareness of a disease that affects 65 million people around the globe. 

 

We've summarised the causes, complications and statistics surrounding COPD in this handy 2 minute read.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 2 years 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?

Antia Veiga Feijoo

Clinical Features and Treatment Of Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Posted 2 years ago

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

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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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