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Large portion of patients with mild persistent asthma and low sputum eosinophils respond equally well to inhaled corticosteroids as placebo

(NEJM). The publication coincides with the study’s presentation at the international conference of the American Thoracic Society, which takes place in Dallas.

The research highlights the need for developing more effective treatments for asthma and suggests that it may be possible to target particular therapies to subsets of patients, such as those with high or low eosinophils. New approaches to treating the “low eosinophil” group could be especially helpful for improving the overall effectiveness of treatments for mild asthma, the most common type of this respiratory condition.

“We’re intrigued by the results of this study and believe it raises questions about the way doctors manage mild persistent asthma,” said Stephen Lazarus, M.D., lead study author and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. “We’re not saying that steroids are unimportant for mild asthma, but our study does suggest that treatment guidelines should be re-evaluated for patients with mild persistent asthma who have low sputum eosinophils.”

can asthma treatments make symptoms worse?

My daughter has seasonal asthma. I recently gave her a treatment that seemed to make her symptoms worse. Is that possible? Does she need something stronger? Help!


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In my case the asthma treatments work great ; but sometimes will bring up lots of music and it seems worse,It might be that she might need other meds as they aren;t working ; as our bodies get amueined..Lots of luck; hope she feels better soon.,


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What are some emergency asthma treatments?

I have a friend who has lost his inhaler and has no transportation to a hospital...is there any other way to help him in case of an emergency?


If he is having an asthma attack and you have no medicine around, you need to make sure he remains as calm as possible. Make sure he can talk because when an attack becomes really bad, you can no longer talk. For me, I've been in the situation where


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