Subcutaneous dupilumab significantly reduced the use of oral corticosteroids in patients with corticosteroid-dependent severe asthma.
Peak expiratory flow increases were greater with benralizumab than placebo in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.
Patients with both asthma and allergies had a significant increase in the number of prescriptions dispensed for controller medications.
The first-in-class tyrosine kinase inhibitor masitinib decreased asthma exacerbations greater than placebo in patients with severe asthma uncontrolled by oral corticosteroids.
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.
Children with asthma who experience chronic oral glucocorticoid exposure may have significant morbidities, including adrenal suppression, recurrent pneumonia, and behavioral problems.
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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.
Disrupting regular combination inhaled corticosteroid therapy refills increased hospitalizations and exacerbations.
Omalizumab therapy was associated with reduced exacerbation and hospitalization rates in US clinics, according to findings from the prospective multicenter observational registry PROSPERO study
In patients with COPD, tiotropium/olodaterol was associated with a lower risk for escalation to triple therapy or the development of adverse outcomes compared with LABA/ICS.