Chronic Management of Asthma
From Chapter 6 of the Philippine Consensus Report on Asthma 2004 by the Philippine College of Chest Physicians.
This guideline starts below.
Controller Medications for Asthma
- Are inhaled corticosteroids effective in the chronic management of asthma?
- Does early intervention with inhaled corticosteroids result in a better outcome?
- Are inhaled steroids safe in the chronic management of asthma?
- Does the addition of long-acting bronchodilator to inhaled corticosteroid produce better control of asthma than corticosteroid alone?
- Is there a role for fixed dose combination therapy in the management of persistent asthma?
- Can oral steroids be used as alternative controller to the combination of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta-2-agonist in persistent asthma?
- Does theophylline have a role in the management of chronic asthma?
- What is the role of anti-leukotrienes in asthma treatment?
- Are anti-leukotrienes comparable with the currently available add-on controllers?
- How safe are the anti-leukotrienes?
- What is the recommended dose for anti-leukotrienes in asthma?
Reliever Medications for Asthma
- Are inhaled short-acting beta-2-agonists administered regularly safe and effective for maintenance therapy?
- Is there a role for long acting beta-2-adrenergic agonists as rescue medication?
Other Treatment/Medication for Asthma
- Can allergen-specific immunotherapy be used in the management of asthma?
- Is immunotherapy safe?
- What is the role of cromones in the management of chronic asthma?
- Do antihistamines have a role in the management of chronic asthma?