Biological drugs are approved to treat patients with severe uncontrolled asthma and are directed against mediators of type 2 immunity. These agents are effective in reducing the risk of exacerbation, maintaining asthma symptom control and reducing the need of systemic corticosteroids. Although biological drugs have revolutionized the management of the disease, to date there are no head-to-head studies across the current available molecules and there remains the need of specific biomarkers for the diagnosis, prognosis and response to treatment. Moreover, there is still an urgent need to identify further molecular targets to offer effective treatments for those patients who are not responsive to the currently available biological drugs, by moving upstream in the inflammatory cascade to inhibit multiple inflammatory pathways and/or identify effective nontype 2 immunity mechanisms.

Prospects for severe asthma treatment / Calzetta, L.; Matera, M. G.; Coppola, A.; Rogliani, P.. - In: CURRENT OPINION IN PHARMACOLOGY. - ISSN 1471-4892. - 56:(2021), pp. 52-60. [10.1016/j.coph.2020.10.021]

Prospects for severe asthma treatment

Calzetta L.;
2021

Abstract

Biological drugs are approved to treat patients with severe uncontrolled asthma and are directed against mediators of type 2 immunity. These agents are effective in reducing the risk of exacerbation, maintaining asthma symptom control and reducing the need of systemic corticosteroids. Although biological drugs have revolutionized the management of the disease, to date there are no head-to-head studies across the current available molecules and there remains the need of specific biomarkers for the diagnosis, prognosis and response to treatment. Moreover, there is still an urgent need to identify further molecular targets to offer effective treatments for those patients who are not responsive to the currently available biological drugs, by moving upstream in the inflammatory cascade to inhibit multiple inflammatory pathways and/or identify effective nontype 2 immunity mechanisms.
Prospects for severe asthma treatment / Calzetta, L.; Matera, M. G.; Coppola, A.; Rogliani, P.. - In: CURRENT OPINION IN PHARMACOLOGY. - ISSN 1471-4892. - 56:(2021), pp. 52-60. [10.1016/j.coph.2020.10.021]
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