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Chronic cough may point to more severe asthma phenotype

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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.

21-03-2019 | Respiratory | News | Article

Pirfenidone a ‘feasible treatment option’ for advanced IPF

A post-hoc analysis of the RECAP study suggests that pirfenidone-treated patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis experience similar rates of lung function decline irrespective of whether they have more or less advanced disease.

07-03-2019 | Respiratory | News | Article

No survival benefit of add-on cyclophosphamide following IPF exacerbation

The addition of intravenous cyclophosphamide to corticosteroid treatment is not associated with significantly improved survival among patients with an acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, researchers report.

28-02-2019 | Respiratory | News | Article

Antifibrinolytic therapy reduces haemoptysis admission in cystic fibrosis

Systemic antifibrinolytic therapy could help to reduce haemoptysis hospital admissions among patients with cystic fibrosis, suggests research.

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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