An increasing intake of unprocessed red meat and processed meat may be tied to an elevated risk of multiple medical conditions, according to a recent prospective study from the UK.
Treatment with the human monoclonal antibody tezepelumab reduced exacerbations and improved asthma control, lung function, and quality of life in adults and adolescents with severe, uncontrolled asthma, according to the phase III NAVIGATOR study presented as a poster at AAAAI 2021.
The use of face masks to reduce transmission of COVID-19 does not appear to affect oxygen saturation levels in individuals with asthma, according to a study presented at AAAAI 2021.
Patients with asthma reliant on oral corticosteroids (OCS) may be able to gradually cease or reduce their OCS dose after initiating treatment with benralizumab, according to results of the phase IIIb PONENTE* trial.
Mild cases are estimated to comprise over half of the overall asthma population. Unlike in most other chronic conditions, patients with mild asthma are still at risk of serious outcomes, including death, according to Professor Helen Reddel of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, who spoke at the Advances in Medicine 2020 virtual conference. [Eur Respir J 2007;30:403-406; Can Respir J 2010;17:74-80; Royal College of Physicians. Why asthma still kills: National Review of Asthma Deaths Confidential Enquiry Report. London, 2014]
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous disease that is not well understood. Therapy for COPD is often started late, while triple therapy or inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)-containing regimens are used inappropriately in some patients.