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Bronchial Asthma Gina

Breathe easy on World Asthma Day with the ISRCTN registry

Asthma is a lung condition that causes breathing difficulties such as wheezing, breathlessness and cough.  Unfortunately, there is currently no cure but there are treatments to keep the symptoms under control. The most common treatments are reliever and preventer inhalers. Reliever inhalers contain a medicine called a short-acting beta2-agonist and are used to relieve symptoms quickly. Preventer inhalers contain inhaled steroid medication and are used several times a day to prevent symptoms occurring.

New devices

Asthma can usually be controlled with these inhalers, but for some patients symptoms aren’t well controlled, so further treatments, including new devices, are in the pipeline.

The Temperature Controlled Laminar Airflow (TLA) or Airsonett® device has been developed to filter the air in the asthma patient’s bedroom, removing allergy particles to allow their lungs to ‘rest’ overnight. This device is being