oa Professional Nursing Today - Asthma in pregnancy - don't lose control : midwifery
|Article Title||Asthma in pregnancy - don't lose control : midwifery|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Professional Nursing Today|
|Author||S. Davel, E.M. Irusen and D. Hall|
|Publication Date||Nov 2009|
|Pages||29 - 32|
Asthma is the most common chronic medical condition encountered in pregnancy. The clinical course of asthma may change during pregnancy and severe asthma carries the risk of acute exacerbation. Uncontrolled asthma is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes and can be avoided by timeously adjusting treatment according to current guidelines. Asthma control should be reassessed throughout pregnancy. Treatment should not be limited to pharmacotherapy, but also include patient education and treatment of comorbid conditions.
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