Asthma: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management by Peter J. Barnes, Ian W. Rodger, Neil C. Thomson

By Peter J. Barnes, Ian W. Rodger, Neil C. Thomson

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79%) in 1939 63 j ^ seems unlikely that a change of this proportion relates only to diagnostic fashion, as this would mean 9 5 % of cases of asthma were undiagnosed before 1966. R. ^^ However the slope of the dose-response curve to methacholine is not different between monozygotic and dizygotic twins, suggesting that environmental factors are more important than genetic factors in determining individual airway 89 responsiveness. Differences in prevalence between races may be due to both genetic and environmental factors.

R. Sears The long-term outlook of childhood asthma has been reviewed recently. ^^'^ Children in Australia and the U K have been followed from age 7 into their early thirties. There was considerable variabiHty in the outcome, but overall some 2 5 % of wheezing children reported wheeze as adults, some of w h o m had experienced significant periods of remission before again developing wheezing as an adult. Cigarette smoking by teenagers was associated with a poorer outcome. ^^^~^^^ Those with persistent asthma had lower lung function as adults, even after using a bronchodilator.

As it is likely that inhaled corticosteroids were given to those with more severe asthma, this argues against the association between j8-agonist use and mortaHty being simply due to confounding by severity, and for a causal association. -agonists might be a factor in both increased morbidity and mortality from asthma is strongly supported by trends in N e w Zealand over the 5 years since fenoterol was suggested to be a risk factor for asthma mortality. Effective withdrawal of fenoterol was followed within the year by an abrupt fall not only in asthma mortality but also in morbidity as reflected by hospital admissions for asthma (Fig.

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