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A new perspective on concepts of asthma severity and control.

Abstract:

Concepts of asthma severity and control are important in the evaluation of patients and their response to treatment but the terminology is not standardised and the terms are often used interchangeably. This review, arising from the work of an American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Task Force, identifies the need for separate concepts of control and severity, describes their evolution in asthma guidelines and provides a framework for understanding the relationship between curre...

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10.1183/09031936.00155307

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Taylor, DR More by this author
Bateman, ED More by this author
Boulet, LP More by this author
Boushey, HA More by this author
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Journal:
The European respiratory journal
Volume:
32
Issue:
3
Pages:
545-554
Publication date:
2008-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1399-3003
ISSN:
0903-1936
URN:
uuid:1086beb1-30e4-4134-9369-e9b6afbbf4e9
Source identifiers:
292615
Local pid:
pubs:292615

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