The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Drugs for Asthma
August 28, 2017 (Issue: 1528)The goal of asthma treatment is to control symptoms and prevent exacerbations. Management of acute exacerbations of asthma is not discussed here.
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- Reslizumab (Cinqair) for severe eosinophilic asthma. Med Lett Drugs Ther 2016; 58:81.
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- M Pretolani et al. Effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty in patients with severe refractory asthma: clinical and histopathologic correlations. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017; 139:1176.
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