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Primary care practitioners do not always reduce inhaled medication doses for patients whose asthma is under control, despite this being recommended practice. A qualitative questionnaire study explored why
A winning team from the Nursing Times Awards 2016 set up an asthma clinic for people with learning disabilities to help improve asthma control and reduce pressure on urgent care services
Updated asthma guideline: what's new?Subscription
The British Thoracic Society and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network have published their updated guideline on the management of asthma
An asthma patient passport could enable patients with severe asthma to get the right treatment when they present in accident and emergency with exacerbations
Managing acute asthma in primary careSubscription
Exacerbations are common in people with asthma so patients should be thoroughly assessed each time they present and management tailored to each individual
Using Buteyko technique in respiratory careSubscription
Integrating Buteyko technique into respiratory care can promote patient autonomy and reduce the need for drugs
Non-attendance at a difficult-asthma clinicSubscription
Patients may miss difficult-asthma clinic appointments for several reasons; a study examined whether telephoning those who did not turn up improved future attendance
More than one million children in the UK have asthma. Those who use spacers with their inhalers have a better chance of getting an effective drug dose.