Feasibility and acceptability of using bronchial hyperresponsiveness to manage asthma in primary care: a pilot study.

@article{Turton2012FeasibilityAA,
  title={Feasibility and acceptability of using bronchial hyperresponsiveness to manage asthma in primary care: a pilot study.},
  author={James A Turton and Nicholas John Glasgow and John D. Brannan},
  journal={Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={28-34}
}
AIMS To determine if indirect testing for bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) to monitor inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment in asthma is feasible and acceptable in primary care. METHODS Fourteen adult patients with asthma aged 22-70 years (4M:10F, forced expiratory volume in 1 s >70% predicted) taking ICS performed a test for BHR using mannitol on three visits 6 weeks apart. ICS dose adjustments were made based on the presence of BHR. The Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ) and… CONTINUE READING
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