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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Asthma

Asthma and Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features Asthma is one of the most common potentially serious medical problems that can occur during pregnancy. It is characterized by chronic airway inflammation, with increased airway hyperresponsiveness to a variety of stimuli, and obstruction that is partially or completely reversible. Approximately 8% of pregnant…
Hospital Medicine

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways whereby bronchial hyperresponsiveness from exposure to a variety of stimuli results in an exaggerated bronchoconstrictor response, causing recurrent episodes of coughing, wheezing, breathlessness, or chest tightness. The resulting airflow obstruction is usually reversed spontaneously or with asthma treatment. Often misused interchangeably with asthma, “reactive airway disease”…
Hospital Medicine

Asthma

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has asthma? What are the typical findings for this disease? Diagnostic criteria for asthma include: 1. Recurrent cough, wheeze, or shortness of breath often with specific triggers that is at least partially relieved by a bronchodilator. 2. Wheezing with illnesses that responds at…
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Stepping down asthma meds 
can be safe

Patients with well-controlled asthma may safely reduce their current level of medication, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.