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New National Guidelines Focus on Key Medication Questions

KEY POINT

In the first of a series of updates to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s asthma guidelines, appropriate use of medications is a key focus for long-term disease management, combination therapy, and antibiotic therapy during exacerbations.

SOURCES

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. NAEPP Expert Panel Report Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma–Update on Selected Topics 2002. Bethesda, Md.: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; 2002.