Immunology

Eczema drug effective against severe asthma

Two new studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients' ability to breathe better than standard therapies. Dupilumab, an injectable ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gene panel predicts course of cystic fibrosis

Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified 10 immune-related genes whose activity during a respiratory infection predict the long-term prognosis for cystic fibrosis patients better than conventional measures. Five ...

Immunology

High-dose steroids don't prevent asthma flare-ups

High-doses of glucocorticoids are not effective in preventing life-threatening asthma exacerbations, according to a landmark study published in The New England Journal of Medicine this week.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

LAMA plus LABA tied to fewer exacerbations in stable COPD

(HealthDay)—Treatment with long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA) plus long-acting β-agonists (LABA) is associated with fewer exacerbation events in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according ...

Inflammatory disorders

Children with asthma are being prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without asthma, according to research to be presented at the European Respiratory ...

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