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

@article{Thomson2005TheIO,
  title={The influence of smoking on the treatment response in patients with asthma},
  author={N. Thomson and M. Spears},
  journal={Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={57–63}
}
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… Expand
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