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02-12-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Asthma may contribute to seropositive RA development

Asthma is associated with elevated levels of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies and the development of seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, researchers report.

28-11-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Abatacept, TNF inhibitors linked to similar rates of pulmonary exacerbation in RA patients

Study findings suggest that abatacept and TNF inhibitors are associated with comparable rates of pulmonary exacerbation among patients with rheumatoid arthritis and comorbid interstitial lung disease, COPD, or asthma.

06-11-2019 | Respiratory | News | Article

Comorbidities play a large part in healthcare cost of severe asthma

Over half of the incremental healthcare costs associated with severe asthma relative to mild or no asthma can be attributed to comorbid conditions, indicate Canadian study findings.

05-09-2019 | Respiratory | News | Article

Airway epithelium key to eosinophil extracellular trap-mediated inflammation in asthma

Eosinophil extracellular traps activate type 2 innate lymphoid cells and associated immune responses in patients with severe asthma by stimulating airway epithelium, say researchers.

01-08-2019 | Respiratory | News | Article

Improved asthma control offers potential for sizeable cost savings

Researchers have projected that the economic burden of uncontrolled asthma in the USA will be in excess of US$ 900 billion over the next 20 years.

05-06-2019 | Asthma | News | Article

Physicians often underestimate asthma control levels

Researchers have found that physicians often underestimate the level of asthma control in patients.

08-04-2019 | Asthma | News | Article

Prevalence of severe eosinophilic asthma estimated in Japan

Approximately one third of patients with severe asthma in Japan have severe eosinophilic asthma, show findings from a cohort analysis.

28-03-2019 | Asthma | News | Article

Greater consideration of small airways dysfunction warranted in asthma management

Small airways dysfunction occurs across all degrees of asthma severity but has the highest prevalence among individuals with the most severe disease, suggest baseline findings from the ATLANTIS study.

14-03-2019 | Asthma | News | Article

Chronic cough may point to more severe asthma phenotype

Among patients with asthma, those with chronic cough have worse respiratory symptoms and lung function, and higher levels of some inflammatory markers, than those without, study findings indicate.

27-02-2019 | Asthma | News | Article

Support for MET and MMP10 roles in eosinophilic asthma

MET and MMP10 gene expression are likely to play important roles in the cellular inflammation and airway remodeling associated with submucosal eosinophilia in patients with asthma, researchers report.

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