TITLE

Management of uncontrolled asthma

AUTHOR(S)
Crockett, Antony
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Update;9/18/2003, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p357
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Asthma involves inflammation of the airways and reversible symptoms and signs of brondrospasm. The aims of asthma management are to diagnose the disorder, and then to treat, and ideally abolish, all the symptoms. Adequate preventive therapy should restore normal or best-possible lung function, reduce the risks of future symptoms and reduce the need for reliever medication to the minimum. Good asthma control should and can lead to minimum or no disruption to the patient's normal life. The Asthma Control and Expectations study of over 1,000 asthma patients in Great Britain found that over 50% of patients accepted limitations on their lifestyle because of asthma, even though over 40% of those patients reported feeling well most of the time. Most patients with poorly controlled asthma do not have severe asthma, merely undertreated mild or moderate asthma.
ACCESSION #
10976647

 

Related Articles

  • Economic burden of asthma: a systematic review. Bahadori, Katayoun; Doyle-Waters, Mary M.; Marra, Carlo; Lynd, Larry; Alasaly, Kadria; Swiston, John; FitzGerald, J. Mark // BMC Pulmonary Medicine;2009, Vol. 9, Special section p1 

    Background: Asthma is associated with enormous healthcare expenditures that include both direct and indirect costs. It is also associated with the loss of future potential earnings related to both morbidity and mortality. The objective of the study is to determine the burden of disease costs...

  • Asthma out of control? A structured review of recent patient surveys. Holgate, Stephen T.; Price, David; Valovirta, Erkka // BMC Pulmonary Medicine;2006 Supplement 1, Vol. 6, pS2 

    Background: An understanding of the needs and behaviors of asthma patients is important in developing an asthma-related healthcare policy. The primary goal of the present review was to assess patient perspectives on key issues in asthma and its management, as captured in patient surveys....

  • Allergic rhinitis: evidence for impact on asthma. Thomas, Mike // BMC Pulmonary Medicine;2006 Supplement 1, Vol. 6, pS4 

    Background: This paper reviews the current evidence indicating that comorbid allergic rhinitis may have clinically relevant effects on asthma. Discussion: Allergic rhinitis is very common in patients with asthma, with a reported prevalence of up to 100% in those with allergic asthma. While the...

  • Treatment of Childhood Asthma: Options and Rationale for Inhaled Therapy. Powell, C.V.E.; Everard, M.L. // Drugs;Feb1998, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p237 

    Epidemiological studies suggest the prevalence of asthma is increasing, though some remain sceptical as to the magnitude or indeed the presence of an increase. However, despite improved diagnosis and the availability of the potent drugs now available, there remains considerable respiratory...

  • Healthcare utilisation and costs associated with adding montelukast to current therapy in patients with mild to moderate asthma and co-morbid allergic rhinitis: PRAACTICAL study. dal Negro, Roberto; Piskorz, Peter; Vives, Roberto; Guilera, Magda; Kocevar, Vasilisa Sazonov; Badia, Xavier; Sazonov Kocevar, Vasilisa // PharmacoEconomics;2007, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p665 

    Objective: To evaluate the healthcare resource use and costs associated with adding montelukast to therapy in patients with mild to moderate persistent asthma and co-morbid seasonal allergic rhinitis whose asthma is inadequately controlled by their current asthma...

  • Bronchial Asthma -- Patient Expectations and the Role in Asthma Care. Scott, P. // West Indian Medical Journal;Jun2009, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p193 

    The author reflects on the progress in treatment bronchial asthma. The author says that the focus on asthma care has transformed from solely focusing on symptom relief to a result-driven philosophy. The author notes that the use of inhaled corticosteroids has remained significantly below the...

  • New Advances and Potential Therapies for the Treatment of Asthma. Belvisi, Maria G.; Hele, David J.; Birrell, Mark A. // BioDrugs;2004, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p211 

    Asthma is a disease of the airways with an underlying inflammatory component. The prevalence and healthcare burden of asthma is still rising and is predicted to continue to rise in the current century. Inhaled β2-adrenoceptor agonists and corticosteroids form the basis of the treatments...

  • Assesment of Quality Control of Spirometric Testing in Asthmatic Patients. Zutic, Hasan; Prnjavorac, Besim; Dizdarevic-Spago, Dina; Mujaric, Ekrema; Dizdarevic, Zehra // Acta Informatica Medica;2009, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p117 

    Spirometry is the widely used method in clinical practice in different levels of medical care. Sometimes it is use as the screening method in general practice, bus very often as the method in diagnostic procedures for asthma diagnosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and restrictive...

  • Acute asthma. FitzGerald, Mark // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/13/2001, Vol. 323 Issue 7317, p841 

    Aetiology/risk factors Most people with asthma are atopic; exposure to certain stimuli initiates inflammation and structural changes in airways, causing airway hyperresponsiveness and variable airflow obstruction, which in turn cause most asthma symptoms. Stimuli include environmental...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics