Findings may help with decision-making in this high-risk patient population.
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The study authors aimed to assess AE risk and complications of OCS use in patients with asthma since most studies only report them in non-asthmatic patients.
The most common presenting complaints included shortness of breath, rhinorrhea, and hoarseness.
Recommendations on the management of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were recently released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help guide clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19.
Severe asthma is a challenging condition. Available therapeutic options for severe asthma include tiotropium, omalizumab, interleukin-5 targeted therapies, macrolide antibiotics, and bronchial thermoplasty.
Results found that infants with an unknown epilepsy etiology, a normal MRI, an EEG displaying hypsarrhythmia, or those already receiving an AED were more likely to be administered ACTH.
Ascorbic acid level testing confirmed severe deficiency (<0.1mg/dL).
The male patient presented in 2009 with a “3-year history of multiple interconnecting comedones in the axilla and inguinal regions, as well as scarring from previous lesions.”
The authors reported that ACQ scores (P=0.04) and oral corticosteroid use (P=0.04) were significantly reduced in high severity completers (n=21) receiving escitalopram.
Gibson, PG et al. “Effect of azithromycin on asthma exacerbations and quality of life in adults with persistent uncontrolled asthma (AMAZES): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.” DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31281-3