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Non-pharmacological management

Graeme P. Currie and John F.W. Baker

in Asthma

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199638918
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199638918.003.0003

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Non-pharmacological management

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• Information about asthma (verbal and written) at a level suitable to the individual is vital • All asthmatics should have a written, personalized action plan • Dietary manipulation, complementary techniques, and homeopathic treatments have little or no evidence-based value in the routine management of asthma • Smoking cessation should be encouraged in all asthmatics; a combination of behavioural strategies, nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion or varenicline can be tried.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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