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Feasibility and acceptability of using bronchial hyperresponsiveness to manage asthma in primary care: a pilot study

Turton, James; Glasgow, Nicholas; Brannan, John


Aims: To determine if indirect testing for bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) to monitor inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment in asthma is feasible and acceptable in primary care. Methods: Fourteen adult patients with asthma aged 22-70 years (4M:10F, forced expiratory volume in 1 s >70% predicted) taking ICS performed a test for BHR using mannitol on three visits 6 weeks apart. ICS dose adjustments were made based on the presence of BHR. The Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ) and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Primary Care Respiratory Journal
DOI: 10.4104/pcrj.2011.00079


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