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Title: ASTHMA DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT BY MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS: THE SITUATION IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY.
Authors: Osarogiagbon, W.O
Nwaneri, D.U
Oviawe, O
Keywords: airflow obstruction
asthma
medical practitioner
peak expiratory flow rate
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: World Journal of Paediatrics
Series/Report no.: 10.;1007
Abstract: Background: Asthma is a common chronic disease worldwide and is responsible for considerable morbidity, socioeconomic burden, and depletion of health resources.Clinically, diagnosis of asthma is based on information obtained from symptom questionnaires, physical examination and demonstration of variable airflow obstruction. Proper diagnosis of asthma is mandatory in clinical practice in order to avoid undue use of potentially toxic asthma medications and prevent unwarranted social stigmatization. This study aimed to determine how medical practitioners in Nigeria diagnose asthma and use asthma medications during asthma exacerbation and the follow-up period.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/483
ISSN: s12519-012-0389-6
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