COVID-19 inflammatory profiles: distinct role for GM-CSF

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Prof. Peter Openshaw

Our study in brief: We performed a very large collaborative study within the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) in over 200 different hospitals in the UK. The aim was to identify inflammatory markers in blood which increased within the early stages of COVID-19 in those who went on to become critically ill. We just recently published…

Abrocitinib scores wins for AD

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Dr Ricardo Rojo Cella

The Phase 3 JADE REGIMEN study (NCT03627767) was a 52-week study investigated abrocitinib, an investigational oral once-daily Janus kinase 1 (JAK1) inhibitor, in patients 12 and older with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD) following response to initial open label induction treatment with abrocitinib 200mg. The JADE REGIMEN results build on the positive results from the JADE MONO-1 and 2…

COVID-19 and Implications for Type 2 Inflammatory Diseases

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Prof. Georg Schett

Prof. Georg Schett is Chair of Internal Medicine 3 –Rheumatology and Immunology– at Friedrich-Alexander Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen in Germany. His scientific work focuses on creating a better understanding of the molecular basis of immune-inflammatory diseases with rapid translation into clinical practice. His research work lead to the understanding of the phenomenon of LE-cells in 2007. Prof. Schett…

Clinical assessment and management of different endotypes and phenotypes of severe asthma

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Dr Liam Heaney

Dr Liam Heaney is a professor of respiratory medicine at Queen’s University Belfast (UK) and a consultant physician at Belfast City Hospital. He leads the Medical Research Council Refractory Stratification Programme (RASP-UK) to transform clinical management of severe asthma, produce more personalised treatment approaches and investigate novel treatment strategies. Prof. Heaney also founded the British Thoracic Society Difficult Asthma Network…

Holistic View on Asthma

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Prof. Zuzana Diamant

In the past 15 years, striking progress has been made in our understanding of the mechanisms underlying chronic inflammatory airway disease as well as the predisposing and interfering factors. These insights have resulted in a more holistic and personalised approach to the diagnosis and management of chronic inflammatory airway diseases including their comorbidities. At the annual congress of the European…