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Two asthma treatment recommendations for health organizationsAllergist Bradley Chipps, MD, shares research on how to fine-tune asthma management strategies.
Steroid and NSAID combination prevents macular oedema after cataractsA combination of a topical corticosteroid and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is more effective than either one alone in reducing the risk of cystoid macular oedema (CME) after cataract surgery in nondiabetic patients, researchers say.
Applying micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation for early-stage glaucoma Micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation utilises a different delivery modality than its predecessor, continuous-wave laser cycloablation, to produce a biological reaction without the lethal effects caused by thermal buildup.
Topical corticosteroids reduce retinoid irritation, study showsTransient topical corticosteroids could take edge off severe irritation from topical retinoid acne treatment without decreasing efficacy.
Optimal topical retinoid use for acneStriking the perfect balance for retinoid use isn't easy. In this article, Dr. Michael Kolodney outlines his techniques for applying and managing retinoids.
European Commission approves adalimumab for paediatric uveitisThe European Commission has approved adalimumab (Humira, AbbVie) as the first biologic treatment for chronic non-infectious anterior uveitis in paediatric patients from 2 years of age who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy.
Pediatricians could be overprescribing combination antifungal/corticosteroidsA review of a large claims-based database suggests that they are. Investigators identified almost 10,000 children aged up to 14 years who were prescribed either Lotrisone or Mycolog-II creams (antifungal and corticosteroid combination products) by pediatricians and other specialists from 2007 through 2014.
Are children with asthma prescribed too many OCSs?An analysis of 2015 claims data for about 69,000 children with an asthma diagnosis suggests that the answer to this question is “yes.” Of these children, who were insured through a large Texas health plan for children with Medicaid and CHIP and who ranged in age from 1 to 18 years, 42.1% were given an oral corticosteroid (OCS) 1 or more times during the year; 9.9%, 2 or more times; and 3.3%, 3 or more times.
Asthma biologic may reduce oral steroid useA new trial for AstraZeneca’s benralizumab shows promising results for severe asthma patients.
NICE recommends dexamethasone adalimumab for uveitisThe UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given preliminary approval to dexamethasone 0.7 mg intravitreal implant (Ozurdex, Allergan) and adalimumab (Humira, AbbVie) for sight-threatening non-infectious posterior uveitis.