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Table 1 Studies included in this comparative analysis

From: Comparative efficacy of non-sedating antihistamine updosing in patients with chronic urticaria

Author Year Drug Study design Treatment duration (days) Urticaria subtype n Parameter of efficacy Reference numbers
Finn 1999 Fexofenadine DB,PC 28 CSU/CIU 439 MPS 17
Nelson 2000 Fexofenadine R,DB,PC 28 CSU/CIU 418 MPS 18
Giménez-Arnau 2007 Rupatadine R,DB,PC 28 CSU/CIU 329 MPS 19
Dubertret 2007 Rupatadine R,DB,PC 28 CSU/CIU 277 MPS 20
Siebenhaar 2009 Desloratadine R,DB,PC 7 ACU 30 % SF 21
Staevska 2010 Desloratadine DB,PC 28 CSU/CIU 40 % SF 22
Staevska 2010 Levocetirizine DB,PC 28 CSU/CIU 40 % SF 22
Krause 2013 Bilastine R,DB,PC 7 ACU 20 % SF 23
  1. DB double-blind, PC placebo-controlled, R randomized.
  2. CSU chronic spontaneous urticaria, CIU chronic idiopathic urticaria, ACU acquired cold urticaria.
  3. MPS mean pruritus score, % SF percentage of symptom-free patients.