For years, coronary heart disease was viewed as a disease of the male gender, possibly because coronary problems generally have an earlier onset in men than in women. But the fact remains that women are also vulnerable.
In asthma the routine measurement of peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is a ""standard of care."" It helps measure both the activity of the asthma as well as its response to treatment. All asthmatics should have their PEFRs measured, but most do not. Why not?