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2012-09-18 - Little Difference Seen in Asthma Strategies

There has been no general agreement on the best way to adjust the dosage of inhaled corticosteroids used by adults with asthma. Doctors determine the dose by assessing symptoms like lung function or by using biomarkers like exhaled nitric oxide, or they simply let patients decide how much is needed.

A study published last week in The Journal of the American Medical Association found little difference in the three methods.