Mary Noseworthy, MDCM, FRCPC, Director, Asthma Specialty Clinic, Alberta Children’s Hospital and Medical Co-Leader, Community Pediatric Asthma Service (Calgary Zone), Alberta Health Services
The Canadian Thoracic Society 2012 guideline
update critically evaluated 4 main topics:

1. Asthma control
the role of non-invasive measures of airway inflammation
2. Adjunct controller therapy
which medication to add, at what ICS dose
3. ICS/LABA combination therapy in a single inhaler
used as a reliever, or as both a reliever and a controller
4. Asthma Action Plans
how to adjust controller therapy in the “yellow zone”

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:Physician Update Nov 2012

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