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Precision Medicine for Severe Asthma: Potential for Targeted Therapies

Among the estimated 235 million people worldwide who have asthma,1 a sizable portion are unable to achieve adequate disease control without high doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and/or oral corticosteroids, or are generally unresponsive to these therapies. These individuals, comprising approximately 5% to 10% of the total asthma population,2 are considered to have severe asthma.…
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Could Vascular Dysfunction Be a Primary vs Secondary Feature of COPD?

Bronchitis symptoms, considered a defining characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are not fully reversible with available treatments. COPD also encompasses lung emphysema, another condition currently considered to be progressive.1 Results of recent preclinical trials published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society suggest that the use of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and…