Dominik Kappeler

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BACKGROUND Ciprofloxacin dry powder for inhalation (Ciprofloxacin DPI) is in development as long-term intermittent therapy to reduce the frequency of acute exacerbations in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB) patients with respiratory bacterial pathogens. There is no approved therapy in this indication. Reliable, reproducible lung deposition is a(More)
BACKGROUND The most prevalent phenotype of asthma is characterized by eosinophil-dominated inflammation that is driven by a type 2 helper T cell (Th2). Therapeutic targeting of GATA3, an important transcription factor of the Th2 pathway, may be beneficial. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of SB010, a novel DNA enzyme (DNAzyme) that is able to cleave and(More)
BACKGROUND In cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, inhalation of alpha1-proteinase inhibitor (A1-PI) can prevent or slow down persistent infections and reduce the massive ongoing inflammation and excessive levels of NE that destroy the airway epithelium, leading to progressive loss of pulmonary function and death. It is essential for an efficient treatment with(More)
Designing clinical trials in asthma it is crucial to find the perfect primary endpoint for showing bioequivalence, especially when the investigational medicinal product is not a bronchodilator, but a substance, which suppresses the inflammatory process, e.g. inhalative corticosteroids (ICS). In the past, lung function parameters were used as the primary(More)
BI 1021958, a novel antagonist of the chemoattractant-receptor-homologous molecule (CRTH2), targets airway inflammation in asthma by inhibiting prostaglandin binding to CRTH2 receptors. Two phase 1 studies assessed BI 1021958 safety/tolerability and pharmacokinetics (PK)/pharmacodynamics (PD) following single doses in healthy men and multiple doses in(More)
Background: The development of several disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and osteoporosis, has been linked to suboptimal dietary magnesium (Mg) intake. In this context, a number of studies have tried to investigate which Mg compounds are best suited for Mg supplementation. Results suggest that organic Mg compounds are superior to the(More)
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