Dilemmas and new paradigms in asthma management

A. Valero, J. Olaguibel, J. Delgado, V. Plaza, F. Álvarez, J. Molina, E. Mascarós, Santiago Quirce

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© 2019 Esmon Publicidad. Asthma is one of the most common inflammatory diseases in the world. The main goal of treatment is to achieve optimal control. Although every patient is different, clinical practice guidelines can help physicians to manage the disease. However, the recommendations made by guidelines are not always identical, and the continuous release of new data on the various management strategies can mislead both patients and physicians. We aim to summarize the main controversies in management and treatment recommendations in asthma guidelines, revise the most recent scientific evidence, and pinpoint possible solutions. We do not issue new recommendations or challenge evidence-based guidelines. We concluded that more tools are necessary to achieve and measure optimal asthma control and to better assess the impact of asthma on patients’ lives. Also essential is a more accurate appraisal of the short-term and long-term effectiveness and safety of asthma therapies and the possibilities of successful immunomodulation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-23
JournalJournal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Asthma control
  • Asthma management
  • Dilemma
  • Guidelines
  • Immunotherapy
  • Inhaled corticosteroids
  • Paradoxes
  • Treatment


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