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Defining and managing risk in asthma

Blakey, John, Zaidi, S. and Shaw, D. E. (2014) 'Defining and managing risk in asthma'. Clinical & Experimental Allergy, Vol 44, Issue 8, pp. 1023-1032.

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Asthma attacks are a major global source of morbidity and cost. The incidence and impact of asthma attacks have not improved despite widespread adoption of effective universal treatment guidelines. Consequently, there is increasing interest in managing asthma based on specific assessments of both current symptoms and future risk. In this review, we consider ‘risk’ in asthma, and how it might be assessed from the patient's history and objective measurements. We also discuss the potential for encouraging shared decision-making and improving medical consensus through explicit communication of risk and highlight the potential opportunities and challenges in risk assessment to improve asthma management through individualised treatment strategies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 105 Epidemiology
WF Respiratory System > WF 140 Diseases of the respiratory system (General)
WF Respiratory System > WF 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
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Depositing User: Lynn Roberts-Maloney
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 12:20
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:08


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