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Thursday 01 June 2000

The pathobiologic implications for treatment. Old and new strategies in the treatment of chronic asthma.

By: Horiuchi T, Castro M.

Clin Chest Med 2000 Jun;21(2):381-95, x

An increased understanding of the pathobiology of asthma has led to improved treatment for chronic asthma. This article discusses the old and new strategies of asthma therapy based on a pathobiologic approach. Therapeutic agents discussed include beta-adrenergic agonists, methylxanthines, corticosteroids, cromolyn, nedocromil, leukotriene modifiers, and new investigational agents.

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