What is it about?

A paradigm shift in asthma management which addresses the inherent problems associated with the use of short acting beta-agonist therapy is required. Consideration needs to be given to replacing short acting beta-agonist reliever therapy reliever with ICS/fast-onset beta agonist reliever therapy across the range of asthma severity.

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Why is it important?

ICS/fast-onset beta agonist reliever therapy is both safer and more effective than short acting beta-agonist therapy in adult asthma, across the spectrum of severity. A paradigm change in the approach to asthma management that incorporates this evidence is now required.

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This page is a summary of: Asthma paradoxes: time for a new approach across the spectrum of asthma severity, European Respiratory Journal, April 2019, European Respiratory Society (ERS),
DOI: 10.1183/13993003.00218-2019.
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