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European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps 2020.
TLDR
The European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps 2020 is the update of similar evidence based position papers published in 2005 and 2007 and 2012 and addresses areas not extensively covered in EPOS2012 such as paediatric CRS and sinus surgery.
Biomarkers in asthma and allergic rhinitis.
ERS technical standard on bronchial challenge testing: general considerations and performance of methacholine challenge tests
This international task force report updates general considerations for bronchial challenge testing and the performance of the methacholine challenge test. There are notable changes from prior
Montelukast in the treatment of asthma and beyond
TLDR
This review describes the most important controlled studies of montelukast, a once-daily leukotriene receptor antagonist, in asthma and allergic rhinitis in both adults and children and shows how the drug has shown a favorable safety profile and was well-tolerated.
ERS technical standard on bronchial challenge testing: pathophysiology and methodology of indirect airway challenge testing
TLDR
An updated description of the pathophysiology and the methods to conduct indirect challenge tests for asthma and recommendations for the conduct and interpretation of hyperpnoea challenge tests such as dry air exercise challenge and eucapnic voluntary hyperPNoea that provide a single strong stimulus for airway narrowing.
EUFOREA consensus on biologics for CRSwNP with or without asthma
TLDR
Novel therapies such as type 2 targeting biologics are emerging treatment options for patients with chronic inflammatory respiratory diseases, fulfilling the needs of severely uncontrolled patients and may soon also become available for CRSwNP patients.
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