Approche globale du traitement de l'asthme chronique de l'adulte. [Global approach to the treatment of chronic asthma in adults]

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serval:BIB_7041355BD7DD
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
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Title
Approche globale du traitement de l'asthme chronique de l'adulte. [Global approach to the treatment of chronic asthma in adults]
Journal
Schweizerische Rundschau fur Medizin Praxis
Author(s)
Spertini  F.
ISSN
1013-2058 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
10/1992
Volume
81
Number
42
Pages
1243-9
Notes
English Abstract
Journal Article
Review --- Old month value: Oct 13
Abstract
The reduction of the bronchial inflammatory reaction, in itself a triggering event for bronchospasm, is one of the main targets for treatment in bronchial asthma. An early engagement of anti-inflammatory agents is, therefore, as necessary for long-term treatment as the reduction of irritating or antigenic environmental factors. Assessment of therapeutic efficacy necessitates a regular and long-lasting surveillance of the patient. It can be provided by peak-flow measurement, performed by the patient himself. Finally, the close cooperation by patient and physician as well as the elaboration of a training program teaching the patient pathophysiology, symptoms and therapeutic possibilities are decisive for therapeutic success, i.e. the best possible restitution of pulmonary function.
Keywords
Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use Adrenergic beta-Agonists/therapeutic use Anti-Inflammatory Agents/*therapeutic use Asthma/physiopathology/*therapy Bronchial Hyperreactivity/physiopathology Bronchodilator Agents/therapeutic use Chronic Disease Combined Modality Therapy Drug Therapy, Combination Humans Immunotherapy/methods Patient Education
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