Asthma - is survival good enough?
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South African Medical Journal
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University of Cape Town
Advances in asthma management, particularly the introduction of controller medication of which inhaled corticosteroids are the most important, has resulted in a steady decline in asthma mortality in most countries. This is usually accompanied by a decline in episodes of near-fatal asthma attacks and hospitalisations, and a reduction in other indicators of asthma morbidity. These gains have led to a shift in thinking on the management of asthma, away from simply preventing death and hospitalisations, toward achieving and maintaining sustained control of all clinical features.
Green, R. J., Zar, H. J., & Bateman, E. D. (2007). Asthma-is survival good enough?. South African Medical Journal, 97(3), 172.