Practical management of asthma

Pamela Runge Wood, Vanessa L. Hill

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Abstract

• Initial management of asthma includes assignment of severity category, identification of asthma "triggers," and development of a treatment plan based on degree of severity. • Inhaled corticosteroids are the medication of choice for treatment of persistent asthma (evidence level A). • Environmental control is an important component of asthma management. • Patient education, including how to use a written asthma action plan, is critical in managing asthma (evidence level A).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-385
Number of pages11
JournalPediatrics in Review
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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