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    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, chronic cough, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, inhalers, and wheezing. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
    Nov 15, 2021 Asthma Management Guidelines: Focused Updates for 2020 [Editorials]
    Nov 15, 2021 Asthma Management: Updated Guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [Practice Guidelines]
    Jun 15, 2020 Asthma: Updated Diagnosis and Management Recommendations from GINA [Practice Guidelines]
    Jul 15, 2013 Acute Asthma and Other Recurrent Wheezing Disorders in Children [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Screening and Diagnosis
    Mar 15, 2023 Distinguishing Asthma and COPD in Primary Care: A Case-based Approach   CME   PtEd
    Mar 15, 2020 Office Spirometry: Indications and Interpretation   Alg
    Oct 15, 2011 Evaluation of the Patient with Chronic Cough   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    May 01, 2009 Overview of Changes to Asthma Guidelines: Diagnosis and Screening   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2008 The Diagnosis of Wheezing in Children   DDx
    Nov 01, 2018 Culture-Specific Asthma Education Programs for Minority Groups [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jan 15, 2010 Outdoor Air Pollutants and Patient Health   PtEd
    Sep 01, 2007 The Role of Allergens in Asthma   PtEd
    Jan 15, 2024 Acute Asthma Exacerbations: Management Strategies   CME   Alg
    Nov 15, 2023 Effectiveness of ICS/LABA Compared With SABA as Relief Medications for Asthma [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Sep 15, 2023 Dual and Triple Combination Inhaler Therapies: Effectiveness and Tolerability in Adolescents and Adults With Asthma [Cochrane for Clinicians]   CME
    Aug 15, 2023 Effectiveness of Inhaled Corticosteroids for Acute Asthma Exacerbations [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Apr 15, 2023 Chronic Asthma Treatment: Common Questions and Answers   CME
    Mar 01, 2021 Difficult-to-Treat and Severe Asthma: Management Strategies   Alg   DDx
    Feb 15, 2021 Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate for Acute Asthma Exacerbation in Children and Adults [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Oct 15, 2020 School-Based Asthma Management Programs [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Feb 15, 2020 Dupilumab (Dupixent) for Asthma [STEPS]
    Jan 15, 2019 Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate for Acute Asthma Exacerbations [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Jun 01, 2018 Combined Inhaled Short-Acting Beta2 Agonist and Anticholinergic Agents for Asthma [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Apr 15, 2018 Qvar for Treatment of Chronic Asthma [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Mar 01, 2018 Combination LABA Inhalers Compared with High-Dose Inhaled Steroids for Adults with Asthma [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Nov 15, 2017 Reslizumab (Cinqair) for Eosinophilic Asthma [STEPS]
    Sep 01, 2017 Vitamin D for the Management of Asthma [Cochrane for Clinicians]   Tool
    Aug 01, 2017 Effects of Yoga in Patients with Asthma [Cochrane for Clinicians]   Tool
    Jul 01, 2016 Intermittent Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy for Mild Persistent Asthma in Children and Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Apr 01, 2016 Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists in the Treatment of Acute Asthma [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Oct 01, 2014 Safety of Long-Acting Beta Agonists in Adults with Asthma [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Mar 15, 2014 PPIs, Childhood Asthma, and the Problem of Therapeutic Creep [AFP Journal Club]
    Mar 01, 2013 Physical Training for Patients with Asthma [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Mar 01, 2010 Addition of Long-Acting Beta Agonists for Asthma in Children [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jun 01, 2009 Should Salmeterol Be Used for Long-term Asthma Control? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jul 01, 2008 Inhaled Steroid Use and Asthma Control in Patients with Mild Persistent Asthma [AFP Journal Club]
    Jan 15, 2007 Levalbuterol Tartrate (Xopenex HFA) for the Treatment of Bronchospasm [STEPS]
    Jan 01, 2007 Leukotriene Inhibitors in the Treatment of Allergy and Asthma
    Jan 01, 2003 Are Metered-Dose Inhalers with Holding Chambers Better Than Nebulizers for Treating Acute Asthma? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Complications and Special Situations
    Nov 15, 2021 Vocal Cord Dysfunction: Rapid Evidence Review   DDx   PtEd
    Oct 01, 2020 Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Growth in Children with Persistent Asthma [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Aug 15, 2011 Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction: Diagnosis and Management   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    Editorials and Letters
    Apr 15, 2023 Recent Changes in International Asthma Guidelines May Be Influenced by Pharmaceutical Industry Conflicts of Interest [Editorials]   FREE
    May 01, 2009 The New Asthma Guidelines [Editorials]
    Jul 15, 2006 Beta2 Agonists in the Treatment of Asthma [Editorials]
    Feb 15, 2004 Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm vs. Exercise-Induced Asthma [Letters to the Editor]
    Improving Practice
    Apr 15, 2000 Improving Adherence to Asthma Therapy: What Physicians Can Do [Editorials]
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Mar 15, 2023 Spirometry: A Simple Test for Breathing Problems [Information from Your Family Doctor]   FREE
    Nov 15, 2021 Vocal Cord Dysfunction [Information from Your Family Doctor]
    Oct 15, 2011 Chronic Cough [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2011 Exercise-Induced Wheezing [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jul 01, 2011 How to Treat an Asthma Attack [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd

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