Patient perspectives in the management of asthma: improving patient outcomes through critical selection of treatment options

@inproceedings{Scichilone2010PatientPI,
  title={Patient perspectives in the management of asthma: improving patient outcomes through critical selection of treatment options},
  author={Nicola Scichilone and Adele Contino and Giovanni Battista Figlioli and Giuseppe Paglino and Vincenzo Bellia},
  booktitle={Patient preference and adherence},
  year={2010}
}
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that requires long-term treatment, the goal of which is to control clinical symptoms for extended periods with the least possible amount of drugs. International guidelines recommend the addition of an inhaled long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA) to a low- to medium-dose inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) when low doses of ICS fail to control asthma symptoms. The fixed combined administration of ICS/LABA improves patient compliance, reducing the… CONTINUE READING

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