Obstructive Airway Disease

Timothy D. Riley, Ashley Morrison

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Asthma is a respiratory disease characterized by chronic airway inflammation and is defined by symptoms including shortness of breath, wheeze, chest tightness and cough along with variable limitation in expiratory airflow [1]. Advances in medical therapy have greatly increased the options for treatment for patients with asthma; however it remains one of the most common major non-communicable diseases and has a substantial impact on quality of life. Adequate care of patients suffering from asthma involves the triad of systematic chronic care plans, support for self-management, and appropriate medical therapy [2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFamily Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice: Eighth Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030544416
ISBN (Print)9783030544409
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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