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Asthma for the 21st century

Why has the National Review of Asthma Deaths made little apparent difference to the standard of care of people with asthma? We review the findings and examine latest developments to see if they can help to address the issues NRAD revealed

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British Guideline on the Management of Asthma, 2019 

The new BTS/SIGN Guideline provides a simplified approach to treatment to ensure that all patients with asthma are prescribed an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and that treatment for any patient using more than three doses of a short-acting bronchodilator a week is stepped up

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NSAIDs prescribing issues

NSAIDs have analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties, but are also associated with a number of side effects that may be serious in vulnerable individuals. Prescribers should be aware of the contraindications, interactions and adverse effects before initiating NSAIDs, and know how to manage their cardiovascular, renal and gastrointestinal risks. 

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PRESCRIBING NURSE - written for the nurse prescriber or those with an interest in prescribing and the medical management of clinical conditions

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14 August 2019Vol 49 • Number 8

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