The influence of smoking on the treatment response in patients with asthma

  title={The influence of smoking on the treatment response in patients with asthma},
  author={Neil C Thomson and Mark Spears},
  journal={Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  • N. Thomson, M. Spears
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Purpose of reviewCigarette smoking and asthma are associated with poor symptom control and impaired therapeutic responses to corticosteroids. We summarize the clinical evidence for corticosteroid resistance, the mechanisms which could be responsible and potential management of this resistance. We also consider the effect smoking has on other drugs commonly used to treat patients with asthma. Recent findingsIn most developed countries the prevalence of active smoking in adults with asthma is… 

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