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Grover HL, Higgins BG. GPs have key role in improving outcomes in acute asthma. Practitioner 2016; 260(1798):15-19

GPs have key role in improving outcomes in acute asthma

24 Nov 2016Registered users

Features which indicate a high risk of severe attacks include: previous admission to intensive care, particularly if requiring mechanical ventilation; previous admission with asthma especially in the past year or repeated emergency admissions; history of worsening asthma in January or February; use of three or more classes of asthma medication; heavy use of beta-2 agonists; anxiety traits; and marital stress. 

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