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Fast Facts: Asthma, 4th edn
by Stephen T Holgate and Jo Douglass
Fast Facts
Book (128 Pages)
October 2013
Fast Facts: Asthma delivers a clear practical message – improved asthma control can be achieved through efficient commonsense delivery of asthma care, alongside strategies that improve patient self-management and medication use. This fully updated fourth edition examines the essentials of good asthma care, distilled from the latest international guidelines and best available evidence, including:

Accurate asthma diagnosis
Identification and control of factors that increase the risk of exacerbations
Effective delivery of inhaled medication
The recommended stepwise approach to asthma treatment
Questions to ask before diagnosing refractory asthma
Inflammation-guided therapy
Recognition and treatment of acute asthma attacks
Strategies to improve adherence to asthma treatment
The easy-reference format of this concise, well-illustrated handbook is ideal for general practitioners, asthma nurses, medical students and asthma educators seeking a practical overview of good asthma care that will help with individualized management plans and patient education, and improve outcomes and quality of life for the very many people living with asthma.

Epidemiology and natural history
Diagnosis and classification
Refractory asthma
Acute asthma attacks
Preventing asthma attacks
Exercise-induced asthma
Useful resources
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