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Speaking at the 2019 Severe Asthma Masterclass, Dr Robin Gore discusses recent progress in severe allergic asthma, our current understanding of the disease, and the importance of having the right tools to evaluate patients.

 

 

Dr Robin Gore, Cambridge

Dr Robin Gore trained in respiratory medicine, and then in severe asthma in Manchester. He is a consultant respiratory physician at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, home of the East of England Severe Asthma Network.

Dr Gore's research and clinical interests include aeroallergen exposure, personal air sampling, and developing the best possible severe asthma network for patients.

 

 

*Xolair provides clinically meaningful improvements in quality of life for patients with severe allergic asthma.1

Indication2: Xolair should only be considered for patients with convincing IgE (immunoglobulin E) mediated asthma. In adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older): Xolair is indicated as add-on therapy to improve asthma control in patients with severe persistent allergic asthma who have a positive skin test or in vitro reactivity to a perennial aeroallergen and who have reduced lung function (FEV1 <80%) as well as frequent daytime symptoms or night-time awakenings and who have had multiple documented severe asthma exacerbations despite daily high-dose inhaled corticosteroids, plus a long-acting inhaled beta2-agonist. In children (6 to <12 years of age): Xolair is indicated as add-on therapy to improve asthma control in patients with severe persistent allergic asthma who have a positive skin test or in vitro reactivity to a perennial aeroallergen and frequent daytime symptoms or night-time awakenings and who have had multiple documented severe asthma exacerbations despite daily high-dose inhaled corticosteroids, plus a long-acting inhaled beta2-agonist.

FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 second; IgE, immunoglobulin E; SAA, severe allergic asthma.

References

  1. Braunstahl GJ et al. Resp Med 2013;107(8):1141–1151.
  2. Xolair® (omalizumab) Summary of Product Characteristics.
XSA20-C028(1) September 2020.
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