Asthma exacerbations . 4: Prevention.

@article{FitzGerald2006AsthmaE,
  title={Asthma exacerbations . 4: Prevention.},
  author={J. Mark FitzGerald and Pg G. Gibson},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 11},
  pages={
          992-9
        }
}
Asthma exacerbations are common. They account for a significant morbidity and contribute a disproportionate amount to the cost of asthma management. The optimal strategies for the prevention of asthma exacerbations include the early introduction of anti-inflammatory treatment-most commonly, low dose inhaled corticosteroids. This should be coupled with a structured education programme which has a written action plan as an integral component. Where patients continue to be poorly controlled, the… CONTINUE READING

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