December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii16
Academic Journal
This article presents various studies related to asthma care. Each year many asthmatics experience acute exacerbations that interfere with their lifestyle & place considerable burdens on health services. These are not directly related to severity as assessed using conventional tools. According to another study, over half of patients treated for asthma in the community who have symptoms suggestive of dysfunctional breathing may show an clinically relevant improvement in asthma related quality of life following a brief physiotherapy intervention, and for most the improvements are maintained at 6 months.


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