How to promote guidelines on asthma management

M. Silvestri, R. G. Rodriguez, D. Spallarossa, G. A. Rossi

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Difficulties to comply with prescribed therapy can be cause of failure to establish and/or maintain asthma control. All current guidelines recommend regular long-term treatment in patients with persistent asthma. This includes the administration of inhaled corticosteroids combined, when necessary, with long-acting bronchodilators and/or systemic steroids, administering inhaled short-acting β2-agonists only on a prn basis. It is becoming clear that in addition to therapy: a) education for an active partnership with patients remains the cornerstone of asthma management; b) education should be carried out by health care providers involved in asthma care; c) education to asthma self-management should be tailored to the needs of each individual patient.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRevue Francaise d'Allergologie et d'Immunologie Clinique
Issue number7 SUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Asthma
  • Compliance
  • Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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