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Current recommendations for the treatment of mild asthma

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Asthma and Allergy, December 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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Title
Current recommendations for the treatment of mild asthma
Published in
Journal of Asthma and Allergy, December 2010
DOI 10.2147/jaa.s14420
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Authors

Shahidi, Mark Fitzgerald

Abstract

Patients suffering from mild asthma are divided into intermittent or persistent classes based on frequency of symptoms and reliever medication usage. Although these terms are used as descriptors, it is important to recognize the approach of focusing on asthma control in managing asthma patients. Beta-agonists are considered first-line therapy for intermittent asthmatics. If frequent use of beta-agonists occurs more than twice a week, controller therapy should be considered. For persistent asthma, low-dose inhaled corticosteroids are recommended in addition to reliever medication. Compliance to regular therapy can pose problems for disease management, and while intermittent controller therapy regimens have been shown to be effective, it is imperative to stress the value of regular therapy especially if an exacerbation occurs. It is also important when such an approach is adopted that there is regular re-evaluations of asthma control. This is because regular anti-inflammatory therapy may become necessary if symptoms become more persistent. Other therapies are seldom needed. Antileukotrienes can be considered an option for mild asthma; however, studies have shown that they are not as effective as inhaled corticosteroids. Aside from therapy, patient education, which includes a written action plan, should be a component of the patient's strategy for disease management.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Master 5 11%
Other 4 9%
Researcher 3 7%
Other 12 27%
Unknown 6 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 34%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 9%
Materials Science 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 9 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 October 2019.
All research outputs
#2,921,786
of 22,687,320 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Asthma and Allergy
#73
of 440 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,822
of 180,201 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Asthma and Allergy
#1
of 3 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,687,320 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 86th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 440 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.4. This one has done well, scoring higher than 83% of its peers.
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