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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.”

who gives you asthma treatments at a hospital?

i am interested in looking into this field for a career. I know there is usually someone who walks around the hospital from room to room and gives asthma breathing treatments. i was wondering what the job title of this person is?

thanks


respiratory therapist


Respiratory Therapist.


Maybe a Respiratory Therapist :-)

Are steroids & some inhalers used for asthma treatments dangerous for your health?

Specifically prendisone, symbicort/advair, and even albuterol/xopenex.

Are these dangerous for us?

I use asthma meds almost daily to control my asthma, and I take prendisone for emergencies.

I almost always


for most people if used correctly; no.

the dangers of un or undertreated asthma is a much greater risk to your health.

prednisone is an oral steroid and it can cause problems with organs etc if used long term at high dosages..which


for most people if used correctly; no.

the dangers of un or undertreated asthma is a much greater risk to your health.

prednisone is an oral steroid and it can cause problems with organs etc if used long term at high dosages..which


Steroids are bad no matter what. Read the list of side effects? I find anything that isn't natural medicine to be very dangerous. I always read the side effects, and most times won't take it because of what I read. I always try to find a natural equivalent.