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Update on asthma management in primary care

O'Laughlen, Mary C. PhD, RN, FNP-BC; Rance, Karen DNP, RN, CPNP, AE-C

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000421429.62425.33

Asthma, a chronic inflammatory lung disease, is one of the most common and costly diseases in the United States, affecting people of all ages and all ethnic groups. While there is no cure for asthma, optimal disease control and quality of life are possible with proper management and treatment.

Mary C. O'Laughlenis an assistant professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Va. Karen Ranceis a

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.