Melissa B. King-Biggs, MD
CME Objective: To review current evidence for diagnosis, treatment, and practice improvement of asthma.
Acknowledgment: The author thanks Meeta Prasad Kerlin, MD, MSCE, author of the previous version of this In the Clinic.
Funding Source: American College of Physicians.
Disclosures: Dr. King-Biggs, ACP Contributing Author, has nothing to disclose. The form can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M19-1194.
Editors' Disclosures: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, reports that her spouse has stock options/holdings with Targeted Diagnostics and Therapeutics. Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor, reports that she has no relationships or interests to disclose. Jaya K. Rao, MD, MHS, Deputy Editor, reports that she has stock holdings/options in Eli Lilly and Pfizer. Catharine B. Stack, PhD, MS, Deputy Editor, Statistics, reports that she has stock holdings in Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Colgate-Palmolive. Christina C. Wee, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor, reports employment with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Sankey V. Williams, MD, Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Yu-Xiao Yang, MD, MSCE, Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interest to disclose.
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This review provides an evidence-based guide for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of patients with asthma. It addresses typical questions that arise in the clinic-based care of patients with asthma and provides a basic and comprehensive resource for asthma care.
King-Biggs MB. Asthma. Ann Intern Med. 2019;171:ITC49–ITC64. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/AITC201910010
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2019;171(7):ITC49-ITC64.
Asthma, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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