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Doubling the dose of budesonide versus maintenance treatment in asthma exacerbations
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    Paucity of evidence guiding patients during deteriorating asthma control
    • Graeme P Currie
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      • Daniel KC Lee, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich IP4 5PD.

    Dear Editor,

    The paper by Fitzgerald et al [1] raises important questions as to what patients should be advised to do during periods of less well controlled asthma. In other words, the commonly advised practice of doubling the inhaled corticosteroid dose is not backed up by a wealth of evidence, in turn resulting in an embarassing paucity of clear guidance for patients.

    It has become apparent in the...

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