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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503097/asthma-management-among-allergists-in-italy-results-from-a-survey
#1
M S Magnoni, M Caminati, G W Canonica, F Arpinelli, A Rizzi, G Senna
BACKGROUND: In Europe more than 50% of asthmatic treated patients have not well-controlled asthma. Asthma affects about 2.5 million of patients in Italy. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The present survey aims at investigating how Italian allergists approach asthmatic patients, in order to highlight pitfalls and unmet needs concerning real-life asthma management. METHODS: An anonymous 16 item web questionnaire was available (April-October 2015) to all allergists who visited the web site of SIAAIC (Società Italiana di Allergologia, Asma Immunologia Clinica)...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417456/interventions-to-improve-adherence-to-inhaled-steroids-for-asthma
#2
REVIEW
Rebecca Normansell, Kayleigh M Kew, Elizabeth Stovold
BACKGROUND: Despite its proven efficacy in improving symptoms and reducing exacerbations, many patients with asthma are not fully adherent to their steroid inhaler. Suboptimal adherence leads to poorer clinical outcomes and increased health service utilisation, and has been identified as a contributing factor to a third of asthma deaths in the UK. Reasons for non-adherence vary, and a variety of interventions have been proposed to help people improve treatment adherence. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of interventions intended to improve adherence to inhaled corticosteroids among people with asthma...
April 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413571/asthma-control-in-primary-care-the-results-of-an-observational-cross-sectional-study-in-italy-and-spain
#3
Maria Sandra Magnoni, Manuela Latorre, Germano Bettoncelli, M Guadalupe Sanchez-Herrero, Araceli Lopez, Eduardo Calvo, Andrea Rizzi, Marco Caminati, Gianenrico Senna, Pierluigi Paggiaro
BACKGROUND: Poor asthma control observed in several surveys may be related to a lack of systematic assessment by physicians and/or to patient underestimation of symptoms. Along this line, the purpose of this study was to investigate the level of asthma control in patients attending the GP office for different reasons, either for renewal of drug prescription or for worsening of asthma symptoms. METHODS: Each of the 145 General Practitioners (GP) in Italy and Spain selected at least eight asthmatic patients attending their office for a renewal of drug prescription (Group A) or for worsening of asthma symptoms (Group B), between May and December 2009...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410560/role-of-long-acting-muscarinic-antagonist-long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonist-therapy-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#4
Sarah E Petite
OBJECTIVE: To compare the available literature regarding the use of long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA)/long-acting β2 agonists (LABA) and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)/LABA combination inhaler therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) maintenance therapy management. DATA SOURCES: A MEDLINE literature search from database inception to February 2017 was conducted using the search terms chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, adrenergic beta-agonist, muscarinic antagonist, and inhaled corticosteroid...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395575/safety-of-inhaled-long-acting-anti-muscarinic-agents-in-copd
#5
Nicola A Hanania, Suzanne C Lareau, Barbara P Yawn
Evidence-based guidelines recommend inhaled long-acting anti-muscarinic agents (LAMAs) as first-line maintenance therapy for symptomatic patients with COPD. Several LAMAs are now available for use either as monotherapy or in combination with other COPD medications, including long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) or inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). The efficacy and long-term safety of these medications have been evaluated in multiple clinical trials and real-life studies. This review evaluates the evidence available on the safety of existing LAMAs alone or in combination with LABAs and ICS in patients with COPD...
April 20, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375647/fulfil-trial-once-daily-triple-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#6
David A Lipson, Helen Barnacle, Ruby Birk, Noushin Brealey, Nicholas Locantore, David A Lomas, Andrea Ludwig-Sengpiel, Rajat Mohindra, Maggie Tabberer, Chang-Qing Zhu, Steven J Pascoe
RATIONALE: Randomized data comparing triple therapy with dual inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)/long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) therapy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are limited. OBJECTIVES: We compared the effects of once-daily triple therapy on lung function and health-related quality of life with twice-daily ICS/LABA therapy. METHODS: FULFIL was a randomized, double-blind, double-dummy study comparing 24 weeks of once-daily triple therapy (fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol 100 μg/62...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360514/laba-lama-combinations-versus-lama-monotherapy-or-laba-ics-in-copd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Gustavo J Rodrigo, David Price, Antonio Anzueto, Dave Singh, Pablo Altman, Giovanni Bader, Francesco Patalano, Robert Fogel, Konstantinos Kostikas
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) indicate that long-acting bronchodilator combinations, such as β2-agonist (LABA)/muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), have favorable efficacy compared with commonly used COPD treatments. The objective of this analysis was to compare the efficacy and safety of LABA/LAMA with LAMA or LABA/inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in adults with stable moderate-to-very-severe COPD. METHODS: This systematic review and meta-analysis (PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library and clinical trial/manufacturer databases) included RCTs comparing ≥12 weeks' LABA/LAMA treatment with LAMA and/or LABA/ICS (approved doses only)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356763/the-us-food-and-drug-administration-s-drug-safety-recommendations-and-long-acting-beta2-agonist-dispensing-pattern-changes-in-adult-asthma-patients-2003-2012
#8
Esther H Zhou, Sally Seymour, Margie R Goulding, Elizabeth M Kang, Jacqueline M Major, Solomon Iyasu
BACKGROUND: Emerging safety issues associated with long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA) have led to multiple regulatory activities by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 2003, including Drug Safety Communications (DSCs) in 2010. These DSCs had three specific recommendations for the safe use of LABA products in adult asthma treatment. METHODS: We examined the initiation of LABA-containing products for adult asthma treatment using an intermittent time series approach in a claims database from 2003 to 2012...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334727/discovering-the-relative-efficacy-of-inhaled-medications-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-multiple-treatment-comparisons
#9
Ying Zhu, Tong Zhang, Haiyan Li, Yang Yang, Qiong Chen, Lei Kong, Bo Tai
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is managed by three major classes of inhaled medications: inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), long-acting Beta 2-agonist (LABA), long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA). Single inhaled medication is usually replaced by combined inhaled medications for efficacy enhancement. However, this practice should be supported by clinical evidence for large-scale implementations. METHODS: The relative efficacy of inhaled medications is determined by three endpoints: changes in the trough forced expiratory volume in 1 second (tFEV1), changes in the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) score and the proportion of SGRQ responders which represents a reduction in SGRQ total score at week 24 of ≥4...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327480/pharmacotherapy-of-patients-with-stable-bronchial-asthma
#10
REVIEW
Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal
Several reliever and controller medications are available for managing patients with stable asthma. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are the mainstay of treatment, and can be combined with long-acting beta-agonists (LABA) for patients with moderate or severe disease. An ICS-LABA combination is best administered as a single inhaler used for both maintenance and emergency use. A stepwise approach to therapy has recently been proposed as part of Indian guidelines for management of asthma. Clinicians should advise proper use of inhaled medications, and step up or step down treatment based on adequacy of asthma control...
November 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302544/can-the-response-to-omalizumab-be-influenced-by-treatment-duration-a-real-life-study
#11
Bruno Sposato, Marco Scalese, Manuela Latorre, Federica Novelli, Nicola Scichilone, Manlio Milanese, Carmela Olivieri, Antonio Perrella, Pierluigi Paggiaro
OBJECTIVE: It is unknown whether Omalizumab effectiveness changes over the course of time. Our retrospective real-life study tried to analyze whether Omalizumab response may be influenced by treatment duration. METHODS: 340 severe asthmatics treated with Omalizumab for different periods of time were recruited. They were subdivided into 4 groups according to the Omalizumab treatment length: <12, between 12 and 24, between 24 and 60 and >60 months. Omalizumab treatment results (FEV1, exacerbations, ACT, SABA use, asthma control levels, medications used e and ICS doses) were compared...
March 13, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293106/inhaled-treatment-of-copd-a-delphi-consensus-statement
#12
Vincent Ninane, Jean-Louis Corhay, Paul Germonpré, Wim Janssens, Guy F Joos, Giuseppe Liistro, Walter Vincken, Sandra Gurdain, Evelyne Vanvlasselaer, An Lehouck
BACKGROUND: Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) global strategy (2015) provides guidance for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with different first-choice options per GOLD category without specification. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the level of medical experts' consensus on their preferred first-choice treatment within different COPD categories. METHODS: A two-round Delphi Panel consisting of 15 questions was completed by Belgian pulmonologists (n=31) and European (n=10) COPD experts...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270657/the-impact-of-poor-asthma-control-among-asthma-patients-treated-with-inhaled-corticosteroids-plus-long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonists-in-the-united-kingdom-a-cross-sectional-analysis
#13
Ian D Pavord, Nicola Mathieson, Anna Scowcroft, Riccardo Pedersini, Gina Isherwood, David Price
There are several new treatment options for patients whose asthma remains uncontrolled on free-dose and fixed-dose combinations of inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting β2-agonists (ICS+LABA). In order to evaluate the likely impact of these treatments, we assessed the effect of uncontrolled asthma on healthcare and patient burden within the UK among adult patients treated with ICS+LABA. Data obtained from 2010-2011 UK National Health and Wellness Surveys identified 701 patients treated with ICS+LABA. Patients with not well-controlled asthma (Asthma Control Test™ score <20) were compared with well-controlled asthma (score ≥ 20) patients on multiple measures...
December 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258535/routine-use-of-budesonide-formoterol-fixed-dose-combination-in-elderly-asthmatic-patients-practical-considerations
#14
Nicola Scichilone, Fulvio Braido, Federico Lavorini, Mark L Levy, Omar S Usmani
Asthma has been demonstrated to be as common in the elderly as in younger age groups. Although no specific recommendations exist to manage the disease differently in older individuals, functional features and clinical presentations may be affected by age per se, and by age-related conditions, such as comorbidities and polypharmacy. In this review article, we aimed to explore the efficacy and safety in elderly asthmatic patients of one of the most currently used inhaled treatments for asthma, that is, the fixed-dose combination of budesonide/formoterol...
March 4, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226405/comparative-effectiveness-of-long-acting-beta2-agonist-combined-with-a-long-acting-muscarinic-antagonist-or-inhaled-corticosteroid-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#15
Jennifer C Samp, Min J Joo, Glen T Schumock, Gregory S Calip, A Simon Pickard, Todd A Lee
INTRODUCTION: Several dual bronchodilator fixed-dose inhaler medications were recently approved for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These products combine a long-acting β2 -agonist (LABA) and long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA). In clinical trials, the separate mechanisms of the bronchodilators resulted in improved lung function. COPD treatment guidelines currently recommend combination LABA/LAMA as alternative therapy to combination LABA/inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)...
April 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220767/asthma-control-in-adult-patients-treated-with-a-combination-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-and-long%C3%A2-acting-%C3%AE-2%C3%A2-agonists-a-prospective-observational-study
#16
Barbara Rogala, Paweł Majak, Joanna Glück, Tomasz Dębowski
INTRODUCTION    Asthma is a highly prevalent disease that often requires maintenance therapy. Combined inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and long‑acting β2‑agonist (LABA) inhalers are one of the available maintenance treatment options. OBJECTIVES    This prospective observational study aimed to assess asthma control in patients treated with ICS/LABA inhalers and to identify factors related to optimal asthma control. PATIENTS AND METHODS    The study included 5789 asthmatic patients from Poland, treated with one of the following ICS/LABA inhalers at clinically appropriate doses: beclomethasone/formoterol, fluticasone/ salmeterol, or budesonide/formoterol...
January 18, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194189/day-time-variation-of-serum-periostin-in-asthmatic-adults-treated-with-ics-laba-and-adults-without-asthma
#17
Rachel Caswell-Smith, Terrianne Cripps, Thom Charles, Alexander Hosking, Meghana Handigol, Cecile Holweg, John Matthews, Mark Holliday, Corentin Maillot, James Fingleton, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley, Irene Braithwaite
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the effect of sampling time during the day on serum periostin levels in adult participants with and without asthma. METHODS: Serum periostin was measured at 2-h intervals from 0800 to 1800 h in 16 adult participants with stable asthma prescribed inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta-agonist therapy, and in 16 otherwise healthy participants without asthma. Mixed linear models were used to compare time zero (08:00 h) with subsequent measurement time for serum periostin for both groups...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185242/long-acting-muscarinic-antagonist-lama-plus-long-acting-beta-agonist-laba-versus-laba-plus-inhaled-corticosteroid-ics-for-stable-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
#18
REVIEW
Nobuyuki Horita, Atsushi Goto, Yuji Shibata, Erika Ota, Kentaro Nakashima, Kenjiro Nagai, Takeshi Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Three classes of inhaler medications are used to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): long-acting beta-agonists (LABA), long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA), and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). When two classes of medications are required, LAMA plus LABA (LAMA+LABA) and LABA plus ICS (LABA+ICS) are often selected because these combinations can be administered via a single medication device. The previous Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidance recommended LABA+ICS as the first-line treatment for managing stable COPD in high-risk people of categories C and D...
February 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176893/indacaterol-glycopyrronium-versus-salmeterol-fluticasone-in-asian-patients-with-copd-at-a-high-risk-of-exacerbations-results-from-the-flame-study
#19
Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Nanshan Zhong, Masakazu Ichinose, Michael Humphries, Robert Fogel, Chau Thach, Francesco Patalano, Donald Banerji
BACKGROUND: The FLAME study demonstrated that indacaterol/glycopyrronium (IND/GLY), the fixed-dose combination of a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA, IND) and a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA, GLY), was superior to salmeterol/fluticasone combination (SFC) in preventing exacerbations in COPD patients with a high risk of exacerbations. In this study, we report a prespecified analysis of the efficacy and safety of IND/GLY versus SFC in Asian patients from the FLAME study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients from Asian centers with moderate-to-very severe COPD and ≥1 exacerbation in the previous year from the 52-week, randomized FLAME study were included...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146601/stepping-down-the-dose-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-adults-with-asthma
#20
REVIEW
Iain Crossingham, David Jw Evans, Nathan R Halcovitch, Paul A Marsden
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a condition of the airways affecting more than 300 million adults and children worldwide. National and international guidelines recommend titrating up the dose of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) to gain symptom control at the lowest possible dose because long-term use of higher doses of ICS carries a risk of systemic adverse events. For patients whose asthma symptoms are controlled on moderate or higher doses of ICS, it may be possible to reduce the dose of ICS without compromising symptom control...
February 1, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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