Assessment and treatment of asthma.

@article{Hargreave1979AssessmentAT,
  title={Assessment and treatment of asthma.},
  author={Frederick E. Hargreave and A. Cartier and Gerard Ryan and M C Kenworthy and Jerry Dolovich},
  journal={Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien},
  year={1979},
  volume={25},
  pages={
          1207-10
        }
}
The objectives of treating asthma are to control symptoms by a minimum of medication, and to prevent severe attacks in the future. However, before these can be achieved the presence of asthma must be recognized, its severity determined, and the individual triggering factors identified. Full assessment is simple and practical: it involves history, measurement of airflow rates and allergy skin tests. Occasionally, if the diagnosis is not certain, trials of treatment and/or histamine (or… CONTINUE READING

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