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Asthma

Jun 15, 2020 Issue
Asthma: Updated Diagnosis and Management Recommendations from GINA [Practice Guidelines]

The latest update to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines includes significant changes to treatment recommendations, especially a recommendation against using a short-acting beta2 agonists such as albuterol as sole therapy.


Mar 15, 2020 Issue
Office Spirometry: Indications and Interpretation [Article]

High-quality, office-based spirometry can be as useful and reliable as testing performed in a pulmonary function laboratory. A stepwise approach to spirometry should be used, including assessing for obstruction and reversibility, grading of severity, and referral for full pulmonary testing as indicated.


Mar 1, 2020 Issue
Fewer Severe Exacerbations in Patients with Mild to Moderate Asthma Treated with As-Needed Budesonide Plus Formoterol Compared with Maintenance Budesonide [POEMs]

Patients with mild to moderate asthma only need relief treatment. In this study, patients taking the combination of budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) as needed had slightly fewer severe exacerbations than patients treated with twice daily budesonide (Pulmicort).


Feb 15, 2020 Issue
Dupilumab (Dupixent) for Asthma [STEPS]

Dupilumab is an effective injectable drug that decreases asthma exacerbations and the need for an oral glucocorticoid in patients with moderate to severe asthma, particularly those with high eosinophil counts.


Nov 15, 2019 Issue
As-Needed Budesonide/Formoterol Similar to Maintenance Budesonide Plus SABA in Patients with Mild Asthma [POEMs]

In these patients with mild asthma (more than one-half used a short-acting beta-agonist [SABA] such as albuterol two or fewer times per week), as-needed use of a combined budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) inhaler was as effective at preventing exacerbations as daily maintenance budesonide (Pulmicort...


Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Asthma, Back and Neck Pain, Pain During Labor, TIA, CBT for Anxiety [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


Aug 1, 2019 Issue
More Evidence Against Antibiotics for Acute Asthma Exacerbations [POEMs]

Antibiotics do not benefit patients hospitalized with an asthma exacerbation. Evidence from this study suggests worse outcomes with antibiotic use, including a longer hospital stay, higher costs, and greater risk of diarrhea.


Aug 1, 2019 Issue
Asthma, PAD and Cardiovascular Disease, Persons Who Inject Drugs, Crohn’s Disease, Insulin Analogs [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


Mar 15, 2019 Issue
Osteoporosis, Childhood Bullying, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes Counseling, Inhaled Steroids [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


Jan 15, 2019 Issue
Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate for Acute Asthma Exacerbations [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Patients presenting to the emergency department with an acute asthma exacerbation that has not responded to first-line therapy (bronchodilators and corticosteroids) can be treated effectively with intravenous magnesium sulfate.


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