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May 18, 2022
Dr. Trudzinski speaks of the importance of diagnosing sex-specific pulmonary and extra-pulmonary comorbidities in women with COPD, as well as the lack of research regarding COPD prevalence in women.
Safety and efficacy data for the oral asthma therapy was presented at a late-breaking session at ATS 2022.
Investigators defined AHR as “a hallmark of persistent asthma”, noting that it could also be assessed via indirect challenge with mannitol.
In particular, airway epithelial cells (AEC) in allergic asthmatic (AA) were shown to upregulate mucus metaplasia, matrix-remodeling, and glycolytic programs while failing to upregulate antioxidant genes.
May 17, 2022
Results from the 2 APPaRENT trials suggest regular inhaled corticosteroids/LABA alone or with short-acting beta agonists were the preferred treatment approach with physicians.
With this new decade-long cohort, Dr. Chen notes that researchers are "one step closer to a more accurate view of what sarcoidosis may be like in the United States", with has been suggested to be more prominent in African American communities.
A post-hoc analysis of the VOYAGE study also found that the biologic improved the percent predicted pre-bronchodilator FEV1 in this patient population.
Dr. Chatterjee cites an urgent need for new treatment strategies, adding that reducing airway iron could result in a decrease in the production of aspergillus fumigatus proteases.
May 16, 2022
Dr. Au spoke of how the new data provides an opportunity to think about how lifestyle intervention focused on weight and moderate exercise can actually have meaningful impacts on patients with COPD.
This model was responsible for correctly identifying 73% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension 6 months prior to a confirmed diagnosis.
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