The researchers found that the median duration of cough was 5 days in both the prednisolone and placebo groups (adjusted hazard ratio, 1.11; 95% confidence interval, 0.89 to 1.39; P=0.36).
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Systemic corticosteroids are not effective for symptom control in patients with acute rhinosinusitis.
Post hoc analysis of the VENTURE/TRAVERSE trials assessed dupilumab efficacy in patients with severe asthma requiring varying levels of oral corticosteroids at baseline.
Findings may help with decision-making in this high-risk patient population.
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.
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.
Certain blister packages of Sandimmune (cyclosporine capsules) and Neoral (cyclosporine capsules) may not meet child-resistant packaging requirements, according to manufacturer Novartis. The Company announced that it is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to address the packaging issue. In a press statement, Novartis stressed that there are no quality or efficacy issues with the…
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.
Results showed that the 4mg dose of baricitinib plus TCS met the primary end point, with 31.5% of patients achieving EASI75 compared with 17.2% of patients in the placebo plus TCS group (P ≤.05).
Treatment with masitinib, a selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor, significantly reduces the rate of severe asthma exacerbations in patients with severe asthma uncontrolled by oral corticosteroids, according to data from a phase 3 study.