Yamo M Deniz

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Anti-IgE therapy with omalizumab reduces serum levels of free IgE and downregulates expression of IgE receptors (Fc epsilonRI) on mast cells and basophils. In the airways of patients with mild allergic asthma, omalizumab reduces Fc epsilonRI+ and IgE+ cells and causes a profound reduction in tissue eosinophilia, together with reductions in submucosal T-cell(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with aspirin sensitivity experience hyperplastic sinusitis and nasal polyposis. We speculated that similar mechanisms could be acting in the lower airway and that these individuals would demonstrate more severe asthma and irreversible loss of lung function. OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the role of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory(More)
Omalizumab (Xolair) is a humanized monoclonal antibody designed to bind specifically to immunoglobulin (Ig)E. It is indicated in the United States for the treatment of adolescent and adult patients (>or=12 yr) with moderate-to-severe persistent asthma who have a positive skin test or in vitro reactivity to a perennial aeroallergen, and whose symptoms are(More)
BACKGROUND Rush immunotherapy (RIT) presents an attractive alternative to standard immunotherapy. However, RIT carries a much greater risk of acute allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that omalizumab, a humanized monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, would be effective in enhancing both safety and efficacy of RIT. METHODS Adult(More)
OBJECTIVE Omalizumab (Xolair), is a recombinant humanised monoclonal anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody, for the treatment of allergic asthma. This review describes how the correlation between clinical outcomes and a suitable surrogate marker (free serum IgE) led to the development of an individualised dosing strategy for omalizumab. It also demonstrates(More)
BACKGROUND The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma: Outcomes and Treatment Regimens (TENOR) was a 3-year, multicenter, observational study of 4,756 patients 6 years or older with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma by physician evaluation. More than 280 pulmonologist and allergist sites across the United States participated. OBJECTIVE To compare(More)
HAE1, a high-affinity anti-IgE monoclonal antibody, is discussed here as a case study in the use of quantitative pharmacology in the development of a second-generation molecule. In vitro, preclinical, and clinical data from the first-generation molecule, omalizumab, were heavily leveraged in the HAE1 program. A preliminary mechanism-based(More)
An estimated 300 million people are affected by asthma worldwide and the burden is likely to rise substantially in the next few decades. Estimates of the prevalence of asthma range from 7% in France and Germany to 11% in the USA and 15-18% in the United Kingdom. Approximately 20% of these patients have severe asthma, of which 20% is inadequately controlled.(More)
BACKGROUND Young patients with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma are an understudied population. OBJECTIVE To assess age-associated and gender-associated differences in children and adolescents in the observational study, The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma: Outcomes and Treatment Regimens. METHODS Cross-sectional baseline data for patients(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data are available on levels of IgE in large cohorts of patients with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma. OBJECTIVE To examine IgE levels and disease in patients from The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma: Outcomes and Treatment Regimens (TENOR) study. METHODS From January 2001 to October 2001, 4,923 patients were screened(More)