Difficult-to-control asthma. Contributing factors and outcome of a systematic management protocol.

@article{Irwin1993DifficulttocontrolAC,
  title={Difficult-to-control asthma. Contributing factors and outcome of a systematic management protocol.},
  author={Richard S Irwin and Frederick J. Curley and Catherine Louise French},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1993},
  volume={103 6},
  pages={
          1662-9
        }
}
To our knowledge, there are no published results of protocols for managing difficult to control asthma (DTCA) or of the spectrum and frequencies of reasons why asthma can be difficult to control (DTC). To assess the usefulness of a systematic management protocol and determine the reason(s) why asthmatics are DTC, we developed a protocol that systematically considered multiple factors that may make asthma worse and prospectively evaluated the outcomes of therapeutic interventions for these… CONTINUE READING

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