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Pharmacological management 

Pharmacological management
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Pharmacological management
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Graeme P. Currie

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199638918.003.0004
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date: 20 February 2020

UK guidelines advocate five steps in the pharmacological management of asthma in adults

The overall aims are to establish early control, maintain control and step down treatment following 3–6 months of clinical stability

Prior to escalating treatment, patients should have good concordance, have a satisfactory inhaler technique, and not be exposed to trigger factors wherever possible...

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