“Possible new drug against severe asthma-attacks’
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There may be a new drug for asthmatic patients who suffer from severe, uncontrolled seizures. In a study with the antibody benralizumab showed the number of attacks by almost half reduced.
The Wake Forest School of Medicine tested the injectiemiddel among more than 2,500 asthma patients. The number of attacks among the participants decreased by 48 percent.
The antibody benralizumab ensures that eosinophilic, and the cells that play a major role in asthma attacks, be stopped. The drug is therefore very promising for patients with inhalants or other heavy medications do not help.
“For patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma attacks that have already a high dose of medications to take, lay there a few other possibilities. Our study has shown that, in the fourth week of the use of benralizumab, the substance eosinophilic is almost completely broken down,” says Professor Eugene Bleecker.
The study pointed also out that the lung function of asthmatics by use of the drug enhances.