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Single maintenance and reliever therapy
  1. Simon Bowler,
  2. David Serisier
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Mater Adult Hospital, South Brisbane, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Simon Bowler, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Mater Adult Hospital, Suite 22, 293 Vulture Street, South Brisbane Q 4101, Australia; lungmed{at}

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The paper by Chapman et al1 reviewing single maintenance and reliever therapy (SMART) in asthma is important in highlighting some of the inadequacies of existing research evaluating this treatment method.

The authors also claim that SMART fails to achieve adequate asthma …

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  • Competing interests SB reports receiving travel assistance, speakers fees and advisory board fees from Astra Zeneca, Glaxo Smith Kline and Novartis. DS reports receiving advisory board and speakers fees from Glaxo Smith Kline and Astra Zeneca.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

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