Jonathan Corren

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BACKGROUND A recombinant humanized anti-IgE mAb, omalizumab, forms complexes with free IgE, blocking its interaction with mast cells and basophils; as a consequence, it might be effective in the treatment of asthma. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of omalizumab in the treatment of inhaled(More)
RATIONALE Retrospective pharmacogenetic studies have questioned whether patients with asthma who are arginine homozygous at the beta(2-)adrenergic receptor (position 16) should use long-acting beta-agonists. OBJECTIVES To examine whether the response to salmeterol alone or in combination with an inhaled corticosteroid is influenced by beta- receptor(More)
BACKGROUND Previous reports show that addition of omalizumab to standard therapy reduces asthma exacerbations and simultaneously decreases use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) and rescue medication in patients with allergic asthma. OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of omalizumab on long-term disease control in patients with severe allergic asthma. (More)
BACKGROUND IL-4 mediates important proinflammatory functions in asthma, including induction of the IgE isotype switch, increased expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 and promotion of eosinophil transmigration across the endothelium, stimulation of mucus production, and T(H)2 lymphocyte differentiation, leading to release of IL-4, IL-5, IL-9, and(More)
BACKGROUND Angioedema is a rare but potentially serious adverse event of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy. However, no prospective, controlled studies have reported on its incidence and clinical characteristics. METHODS We studied the occurrence of angioedema in a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of 12 557 persons with(More)
INTRODUCTION In a subset of patients with asthma, standard-of-care treatment does not achieve disease control, highlighting the need for novel therapeutic approaches. Lebrikizumab is a humanised, monoclonal antibody that binds to and blocks interleukin-13 activity. METHODS LUTE and VERSE were replicate, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled(More)
BACKGROUND The addition of the long-acting beta(2)-adrenergic agonist formoterol to low- to moderate-dose budesonide has shown clinical efficacy in patients with persistent asthma. Combination therapy with budesonide/formoterol in 1 pressurized metered-dose inhaler (pMDI) has been found to have greater efficacy than its monocomponents in patients with(More)
A mounting body of physiologic and pathologic evidence indicates that asthma involves the central and the more distal airways. In patients with asthma, the peripheral lung accounts for a significant portion of airway resistance and, similar to the large airways, the small airways have been shown to be hyperresponsive to nonspecific stimuli, such as(More)
A significant unmet medical need exists in patients with uncontrolled asthma. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of mometasone furoate/formoterol (MF/F) 400/10 microg versus MF 400 microg administered twice-daily (b.i.d.) via metered-dose inhaler in patients with asthma uncontrolled on high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS).(More)
With aging, multiple physiological changes occur in the connective tissue and vasculature of the nose which may predispose or contribute to chronic rhinitis. Accurate differentiation of allergic from nonallergic causes of rhinitis requires skin testing or in vitro measures of specific IgE. Empiric treatment with over-the-counter first generation(More)