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Asthma, Part 2

Colonel Doug Maurer, DO and Heidi James, MD
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In this 2-part segment, Heidi and Colonel Douglas Maurer review the diagnosis and management of asthma. We start with spirometry diagnosis, discuss updates in the recent guidelines and then move into medical management.  We cover the proper use of LABAs, the emerging role of leukotriene receptor antagonists as add on therapy, on demand inhaled corticosteroid therapy, and emerging treatments for asthma.

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Jaclyn O. -

Any comment on the role of breastfeeding to prevent asthma in children?

Heidi J., MD -

that's a good question - we'll look into it. Stay tuned!

Ian L., Dr -

Another area is using salbutamol(albuterol ) 2 inhalations 10 minutes before a fast exercise eg swim sprint or running for 5-10 minutes .
How many asthmatics say on combined inhalers but stable need this or ought be advised to use .

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