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NICE in final guidance does not recommend Orkambi for cystic fibrosis in people with two copies of the F508del mutation. Vertex Pharma.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a final appraisal determination rejecting cystic fibrosis drug, Orkambi...

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FDA advisory committee to review ALIS to treat nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease . Insmed Inc.

Insmed Incorporated announced that the Division of Antimicrobial Products of the FDA has notified the company of a planned advisory...

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Keytruda plus carboplatin-paclitaxel or nab-paclitaxel filed with FDA for metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer.- Merck Inc.

Merck Inc. announced that the FDA has accepted for review a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Keytruda (pembrolizumab), Merck’s...

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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 Knowledge Centre

Cystic Fibrosis Knowledge Centre

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

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

British Thoracic Society Guideline for the initial outpatient management of pulmonary embolism (PE)

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) Guideline for the initial OP management of PE provides guidance on how to risk-stratify patients with suspected and confirmed PE and subsequently manage them in an OP or ambulatory care setting.

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Stop smoking interventions and services

This guideline covers stop smoking interventions and services delivered in primary care and community settings for everyone over the age of 12.

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British Thoracic Society Guideline for the investigation and management of malignant pleural mesothelioma

The key aim of this guideline is to provide detailed, evidencebased guidance for the investigation of suspected MPM and the subsequent care and management of individuals with proven MPM.

Added 29 days ago

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Journal articles

Efficacy and Safety of Dupilumab in Glucocorticoid-Dependent Severe Asthma.

Dupilumab is a fully human anti-interleukin-4 receptor α monoclonal antibody that blocks both interleukin-4 and interleukin-13 signaling. Its effectiveness in reducing oral glucocorticoid use in patients with severe asthma while...

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Improvement in Overall Survival in a Randomized Study That Compared Dacomitinib With Gefitinib in Patients With Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer and EGFR-Activating Mutations.

Purpose: ARCHER 1050, a randomized, open-label, phase III study of dacomitinib versus gefitinib in treatment-naïve patients with advanced non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and activating mutations in EGFR...

Added 18 days ago

Nintedanib for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Areas covered: Herein, the authors review the working mechanisms of nintedanib, its pharmacological profile, and its efficacy and safety for patients with IPF.

Added 1 month 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.

Added 8 months ago

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 9 months ago

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Blog Posts

Lauren McCracken

EAACI hot topics: Hereditary angioedema (HAE)

Posted 18 days ago

For many the fear of the unknown is a daunting thought, but particularly so for patients with HAE. Left untreated, this disease causes unpredictable recurrent severe swelling, typically of the limbs, face, intestinal tract and airway.

Lauren McCracken

EAACI hot topics: Allergen specific immunotherapy (AIT)

Posted 1 month ago

When should AIT be used to treat your patients with allergies? Is it right for every allergy? And do we really know the long-term effects of this treatment? This blog highlights some of the talking points surrounding AIT discussed at this year’s EAACI Congress.

Allen Wellings

ELCC 2018 ‒ Roundup of this year’s conference

Posted 2 months ago

At the recent ELCC, held from 11‒14 April 2018, several hundred abstracts were presented detailing the latest cutting-edge research in lung cancer treatment and care. Brief summaries of some of the key abstracts are found here.

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Older lady with uncontrolled COPD

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