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Efficacy and safety of the SQ-standardized grass allergy immunotherapy tablet in mono- and polysensitized subjects.
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PMID:  23205670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The efficacy of single-allergen-specific immunotherapy in polysensitized subjects is a matter of debate. We therefore performed a post hoc analysis of pooled data from six randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials (N = 1871) comparing the efficacy and safety of the SQ-standardized grass allergy immunotherapy tablet (AIT), Grazax (Phleum pratense 75 000 SQ-T/2800 BAU, ALK, Denmark), in mono- and polysensitized subjects. A statistically significant reduction in the mean total combined symptom/medication score (TCS) of 27% was demonstrated in actively treated subjects compared with placebo (P < 0.0001). This was not dependent on sensitization status (P = 0.5772), suggesting a similar treatment effect in mono- and polysensitized subjects (i.e. reductions of the TCSs of 28% and 26%, respectively, both P < 0.0001). Finally, a comparable and favourable safety profile of grass AIT was demonstrated in the two subgroups. Thus, no difference in efficacy and safety of single-allergen grass AIT was observed between mono- and polysensitized subjects.
H Nelson; M Blaiss; H Nolte; S Ø Würtz; J S Andersen; S R Durham
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-4
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Title:  Allergy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1398-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7804028     Medline TA:  Allergy     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO.
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