The use of bronchial thermoplasty resulted in improvements in asthma control and reductions in the use of corticosteroid maintenance therapies in patients with asthma.
The first-in-class tyrosine kinase inhibitor masitinib decreased asthma exacerbations greater than placebo in patients with severe asthma uncontrolled by oral corticosteroids.
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.
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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.