NAEPP Working Group Report: Considerations for Diagnosing and Managing Asthma in the Elderly
Developed as a companion to the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Guidelines. For physicians and other health care providers. Addresses interaction among the effects of aging, asthma, coexisting diseases, and the use of multiple medications. Offers help with differential diagnosis of asthma and COPD. Discussed four components of managing asthma in the elderly: patient education, objective assessment of lung function, environmental control, and pharmacologic therapy. Research recommendations are included.
Item No.: 96-3662
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Page Count: 52 pages
Audience: Health Professionals
Size: 8.5 in. X 11 in.
Date of Publication: 1996
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