Severe asthma in adults: what are the important questions?

  title={Severe asthma in adults: what are the important questions?},
  author={Pascal Chanez and Sally E Wenzel and Gary P. Anderson and Josep M Ant{\'o} and Elisabeth H.D. Bel and L. -P. Boulet and Christopher Brightling and William W. Busse and Mario Castro and Babro Dahlen and Sven Erik K Dahl{\'e}n and Leo M Fabbri and Stephen T. Holgate and Marc Humbert and Mina Gaga and Guy F Joos and Bruce Levy and Klaus Friedrich Rabe and Peter Sterk and Susan J. Wilson and Isabelle Vachier},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={119 6},
The term severe refractory asthma (SRA) in adults applies to patients who remain difficult to control despite extensive re-evaluation of diagnosis and management following an observational period of at least 6 months by a specialist. Factors that influence asthma control should be recognized and adequately addressed prior to confirming the diagnosis of SRA. This report presents statements according to the literature defining SRA in order address the important questions. Phenotyping SRA will… CONTINUE READING

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