Switching to a telemedicine-only strategy from face-to-face visits does not affect asthma control in children. Moreover, the strategy may actually increase show rates, according to a study presented at the recent ACAAI 2020 meeting.
A single dose of loratadine/pseudoephedrine combination tablet provides over twice as much nasal relief within an hour compared with fluticasone nasal spray in patients with allergic rhinitis, according to a head-to-head comparison study presented at ACAAI 2020 Meeting.
The benefits of omalizumab in symptom improvements continue to hold up over 52 weeks in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP), according to data from the extension phase of POLYP1 and POLYP2 studies presented at the ACAAI 2020 Meeting.
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A trial vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 is underway with the first US participants being dosed in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial. Known as the BNT162 vaccine programme, the trials are a collaboration between Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, and is part of a global development programme with Germany and the US taking the lead in having the first cohorts to be vaccinated. Germany started the study 1 week earlier.
Rinsing with mouthwash that contains povidone-iodine (PI) or cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) helps reduce SARS-CoV-2 levels in the saliva of COVID-19 patients, with the effect persisting for up to 6 hours, as shown in a study from Singapore.