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By Alex Morrisson DALLAS -- May 24, 2019 -- Improvements in lung function with the monoclonal antibody omalizumab are more pronounced among patients with moderate-to-severe allergic asthma who have poorer baseline percent predicted forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), higher eosinophil...
By Alex Morrisson DALLAS -- May 24, 2019 -- Patients with severe eosinophilic asthma experience several improvements with newer anti-asthma biologics mepolizumab and reslizumab, according to results of a real-world, retrospective study presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic...
By Alex Morrisson DALLAS -- May 24, 2019 -- Dupilumab decreased exacerbations in patients with severe asthma, reducing the need for steroids and improving patient lung function, according to results of a real-world, retrospective study presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic...
By Jennifer Reising SAN FRANCISCO -- May 24, 2019 -- The fast-acting esketamine nasal spray, combined with an antidepressant, was significantly more effective compared with an antidepressant alone, in patients with treatment-resistant depression, according to a study presented here at the 2019...
By Alex Morrisson DALLAS -- May 24, 2019 -- Asthma exacerbations requiring hospitalisation were reduced 79% in patients taking tezepelumab compared with placebo, according to an exploratory analysis of the phase 2b PATHWAY study presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society...
Researchers have found a way to teach a computer to detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in human brain tissue. The research delivers a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to distinguishing critical markers of the disease. The findings, published in Nature...
By Frances Morin SAN DIEGO -- May 23, 2019 -- Patients fitted with an adjustable intragastric balloon system showed significant success in weight loss, with low rates of adverse events that all recovered, according to results of a pivotal, open-label study reported here on May 18 at Digestive...
By Jenny Powers LYON, France -- May 22, 2019 -- Patients with type 2 diabetes who have experienced a hypoglycaemic event due to poor glucose control have an increased risk of all-cause dementia, Alzheimer’s dementia (AD), and vascular dementia, according to a study presented here at the 21st...
By Frances Morin SAN DIEGO -- May 21, 2019 -- Cryoballoon ablation in the treatment of neoplastic Barrett’s oesophagus demonstrate high efficacy and is well tolerated, with excellent sustained results after 1 year, according to results of an ongoing, single-arm, multicentre study presented at...
By Jenny Powers LYON, France -- May 21, 2019 -- A study presented here at the 21st European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) underscored the importance of screening for osteoporosis after a fracture, especially in women aged older than 50 years with low body mass index (BMI). Randi Tei, PhD,...

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