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Paediatric asthma: chronic management

Steve Turner

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/9780199638918.003.0012

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Paediatric asthma: chronic management

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• Asthma control is measured by symptom scores and not PEF or spirometry • Spending time with children and parents on an asthma management plan is important • Low dose ICS control asthma symptoms in the vast majority of children • In children with poor asthma control despite low dose ICSs, the diagnosis should be reconsidered, non-compliance explored and inhaler technique assessed.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology ; Paediatrics

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