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Asthma in Adults: Update for 2015
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Douglas Beach, MD, MPH

Mar 25, 2015

Asthma in Adults: Update for 2015

      

    Web Resources: How to Use Various Types of Inhalers

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    dyoung3@bidmc.harvard.edu

        

      Take-Away Points of the Presentation

      1. PEF may be helpful to diagnose asthma -- it is useful when office spirometry is normal and patients are not symptomatic at the time of evaluation.

      2. Use of SABA or use > 2 days a week for symptom relief (not prevention of EIB) generally indicates inadequate control and the need to step up treatment. Step up to controller medications if patient is taking "too much" albuterol.

      3. LABAs should always be used if possible as a combination drug with inhaled glucocorticoid.

      4. Leukotriene modifiers only work well for some patients.

      5. Omalizumab is an anti-IgE monoclonal antibody for patients refractory to usual therapies.

      6. Tiotropium is being used off-label for severe asthma.

      7. Patients need an asthma action plan.

       

          
         

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