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A structured approach is key to diagnosing asthma

The 2016 updated BTS/SIGN guideline offers a pragmatic approach to the diagnosis, management, and treatment of people who may have asthma, says Professor Hilary Pinnock

Professor Hilary Pinnock: Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh GP, Whitstable Medical Practice, Kent Member of the guideline development group for SIGN 153

Published online: 01 December 2016

Read this article to learn more about:

  • updated recommendations on diagnosing asthma, and what the structured clinical assessment should include
  • diagnostic tests and when to use them
  • the management of asthma in adults and children.

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