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Why otolaryngologists and asthma are a good match: the allergic rhinitis-asthma connection.
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PMID:  24286674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Consideration of the unified airway model when managing patients with rhinitis and or asthma allows a more comprehensive care plan and therefore improved patient outcomes. Asthma is linked to rhinitis both epidemiologically and biologically, and this association is even stronger in individuals with atopy. Rhinitis is not only associated with but is a risk factor for the development of asthma. Management of rhinitis improves asthma control. Early and aggressive treatment of allergic rhinitis may prevent the development of asthma. In patients with allergic rhinitis that is not sufficiently controlled by allergy medication, allergen-directed immunotherapy should be considered.
Authors:
Rachel Georgopoulos; John H Krouse; Elina Toskala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngologic clinics of North America     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1557-8259     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0144042     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Temple University Health System, 3509 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140-4105, USA.
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