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Asthma in the Elderly: A Brief Report

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Asthma in the elderly may present difficult management problems. We reviewed 46 elderly patients with corticosteroid dependent asthma who have been managed on our ambulatory service for an average of nine years. We present our therapeutic regimens which resulted in better control for the majority of patients. The goals of therapy were control of asthma to prevent status asthmaticus which is potentially fatal asthma. In those patients who did not improve, inability to comply with our regimens was a major factor.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: March 1, 1988

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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