Asthma in older adults

@article{Gibson2010AsthmaIO,
  title={Asthma in older adults},
  author={Peter G. Gibson and Vanessa Marie McDonald and Guy B. Marks},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={376},
  pages={803-813}
}
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Asthma in older people is deserving of further attention both to basic mechanisms of disease, precision in diagnosis and effective therapeutic strategies, including those that involve self-management and device use.
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An overview on the diagnosis, characterisation and treatment of asthma is provided and includes bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroids and mast cell stabilisers.
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This review aims to address the difficulties in performing and interpreting PFT in older patients because of the effects of age‐related changes in lung function on respiratory physiology and the use of beta 2‐agonist, anticholinergic, corticosteroid, and anti‐immunoglobulin E treatments are discussed.
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