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Asthma

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The variability of asthma and how to respond to it

CHRISTINE JENKINS

Asthma is associated with variations in several domains, including symptoms experienced, disease pattern over time, degree of airway obstruction, response to treatment, triggers causing symptoms, and prognosis.

Parents as partners in managing childhood asthma

LOUIS I LANDAU

Optimal communication between physician, parents and patients is essential for the effective management of childhood asthma.

Difficult to control asthma in children

ANDREW TAI, JOHN MASSIE

Regular review of children with persistent asthma symptoms despite appropriate medications will aid management and support the child and parents.

Difficult to control asthma in adults

JAMES BARTLETT, JO DOUGLASS

As for children, adults with difficult to control asthma require regular review and psychological support.

Budesonide/eformoterol combination inhaler as maintenance and reliever treatment in asthma

MATHEW PETERS

A review of the single inhaler combinaton asthma therapy Symbicort SMART.

Asthma Action Plan: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Asthma Action Plan: Symbicort SMART Asthma Action Plan

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