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lunes, 7 de enero de 2019

Asthma Exacerbation

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emDocs - January 07, 2019 - Authors: Rodrigues A., Gernsheimer J., Waseem M
Edited by: Koyfman A and Long B
"Take Home Points
  • First: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” as Benjamin Franklin once stated. It is important to consider the possible underlying causes of asthma exacerbations, and correct them in order to prevent them in the future.
  • Second: Educate your patients about triggers, both common and sneaky. Encourage handwashing, yearly flu vaccine, weight loss, proper use of medications, and additional long-term evaluation and follow up with pulmonologists. We may be able to reduce suffering, morbidity and mortality in our asthma patients by briefly reviewing triggers with them, both common and sneaky, and strongly encouraging them to get rid of these triggers as much as possible.
  • Third: If you don’t have the evidence to support that an episode of shortness of breath is an asthma exacerbation, then widen your differential and consider other causes."