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Shionogi reports positive results from cefiderocol phase III study in adults with pneumonia caused by gram-negative pathogens.

Shionogi & Co., Ltd. announced results from APEKS-NP, an international, double-blind, randomized Phase III clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and...

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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)....

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Genentech’s Tecentriq improves overall survival as a first-line monotherapy in certain people with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Genentech, announced positive data from the Phase III IMpower110 study evaluating Tecentriq (atezolizumab) as a first-line (initial) monotherapy compared with...

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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

ERS guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough in adults and children.

These guidelines incorporate the recent advances in chronic cough pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. The concept of cough hypersensitivity has allowed an umbrella term that explains the exquisite sensitivity of patients to external stimuli

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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

Motor neurone disease: assessment and management

This guideline covers assessing and managing motor neurone disease (MND). It aims to improve care from the time of diagnosis, and covers information and support, organisation of care, managing symptoms and preparing for end of life care.

Added 1 month ago

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Journal articles

High flow through nasal cannula in exacerbated COPD patients: a systematic review.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) history is characterized by episodes of exacerbation of varying severity, featured by acute worsening of respiratory symptoms, commonly precipitated by respiratory tract infection.

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Predicting response to benralizumab in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: analyses of GALATHEA and TERRANOVA studies.

Background: Benralizumab did not significantly reduce exacerbations compared with placebo in the phase 3 GALATHEA and TERRANOVA trials of benralizumab for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Real-world evidence effect of budesonide+formoterol Spiromax on patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Sweden.

Background and Objective: Despite improved asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management, treatment remains inadequate in many patients. Understanding the impact of current treatment in settings...

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Clinical trials

Acute Exacerbations Treated With BenRAlizumab (The ABRA Study) (ABRA)

Exacerbations of asthma and COPD are an important cause of hospital admission and the main cause of annual winter bed shortages. Despite current guideline treatment with prednisolone, 40% of patients require further treatment...

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A Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Subcutaneous Administration of Anakinra in Patients With CF (ANAKIN)

Primary Ojective:
- To evaluate efficacy of treatment with anakinra in subjects with CF who are ≥ 12 years of age by means of lung clearance index (LCI).

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Efficacy and Safety of Benralizumab in Moderate to Very Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) With a History of Frequent Exacerbations (RESOLUTE)

Phase 3 study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a benralizumab in patients with moderate to very severe COPD with a history of frequent COPD exacerbations and elevated peripheral blood eosinophils (≥300/μL).

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Blog Posts

Georgina Mason

ERS 2018 | Day 5 Highlights

Posted 1 year ago

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

 

Georgina Mason

ERS 2018 | Day 4 Highlights

Posted 1 year ago

A look at two sessions from the ERS Congress dealing with devices for the management of asthma and an in-depth look at some of the allergic responses to asthma.

Georgina Mason

ERS 2018 | Day 3 Highlights

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Day 3 Highlights: Monday 17 September from the European Respiratory Society International Congress: 15-19 September 2018

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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