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Taking the initiative in asthma care: the 2019 Global Initiative for Asthma guidelinesThe latest GINA guidelines offer a major shift in the initial prescribing for people with asthma, which may appear controversial but is supported by evidence. But will it change UK practice?
Global Initiative for Asthma: Asthma management and prevention, 2019The 2019 GINA strategy report represents the most important change in asthma management in 30 years. GINA no longer recommends treatment with short-acting beta2-agonists (SABA) alone in the light of mounting evidence that SABA-only does not protect patients from severe exacerbations and that regular or frequent use of SABAs increases the risk of exacerbations. GINA now recommends that all adults and adolescents with asthma should receive either symptom-drive or daily low dose inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)-containing controller treatment to reduce the risk of serious asthma attacks.
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Iron deficiency anaemia: Diagnosis and management
Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anaemia and can arise from dietary deficiency, malabsorption as a result of an underlying condition, chronic blood loss – especially from the uterus or gastrointestinal tract – or increased requirement, for example, during pregnancy. Diagnosis should be confirmed by undertaking appropriate investigations, before initiating iron supplementation. The aim of treatment is to restore haemoglobin levels and red cell indices to normal, and to replenish iron stores
15 May 2019Vol 49 • Number 5
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