Normal ageing of the lung: implications for diagnosis and monitoring of asthma in older people.

@article{Berend2005NormalAO,
  title={Normal ageing of the lung: implications for diagnosis and monitoring of asthma in older people.},
  author={Norbert Berend},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2005},
  volume={183 1 Suppl},
  pages={S28-9}
}
WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW: Is there an increased loss of elastic recoil over and above that due to ageing alone? How do we interpret inflammatory changes in the light of age-related airway inflammation? Is there an interaction between perception of airway narrowing and severity or control of disease? Are symptom-based action plans appropriate? Is control of the disease affected by the distribution of inhaled therapeutic aerosols and dry powder particles? WHAT WE NEED TO DO: Include patients aged 80… CONTINUE READING

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