Patients with normal adrenal function are largely able to eliminate the use of oral corticosteroids or achieve a daily dose of 5 mg or less.
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Patients with asthma who depend on oral corticosteroids (OCS) may be able to reduce the dependence or eliminate the use of OCS altogether with benralizumab.
High doses of inhaled corticosteroids were associated with lower levels of eosinophils, which may interfere with the recommendation of some monoclonal antibodies in asthma treatment.
Oral contraceptive use in women of reproductive age may increase the risk for lifetime asthma.
The use of bronchial thermoplasty resulted in improvements in asthma control and reductions in the use of corticosteroid maintenance therapies in patients with asthma.
Researchers evaluated the efficacy and safety of guselkumab in patients with active psoriatic arthritis who were biologic-naive or treated with prior tumor necrosis factor inhibitors.
Patients with both asthma and allergies had a significant increase in the number of prescriptions dispensed for controller medications.
Ustekinumab (UST) benefits patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) with spondylitis and peripheral joint involvement, according to an post-hoc analysis of results from the PSUMMIT 1 & 2 phase 3 double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials, reported at the 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.
Mepolizumab reduced the number of exacerbations in patients with severe asthma, but exacerbations per month remained relatively stable throughout the year without a clear seasonal influence.
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