oa Modern Medicine - Asthma: get an objective assessment; discard outmoded drug regimens
|Article Title||Asthma: get an objective assessment; discard outmoded drug regimens|
|© Publisher:||Infixion Media (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 Harvard Medicine School, Boston and US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's National Asthma Education Programme on the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma|
|Publication Date||Jan 1994|
|Pages||37 - 46|
|Keyword(s)||Asthma, Diagnosis, Management, Objective assessment, Outmoded drug regimen, Pathology and Pulmonology|
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?
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