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Data Published in Leading Respiratory Journal Reinforce Importance of Small Airways In Asthma Management
Date:12/7/2009

veloped following the April 2009 symposium at which leading asthma specialists discussed various aspects surrounding the importance of small airways in asthma management*:



Article Title                                 Key Highlights
-------------                                 --------------
* The Importance and Features                * The small airways play an
  of the Distal Airways in Children            important role in the
  and Adults                                   pathology of asthma
  (E. W. Gelfand and M. Kraft)
                                             * Inflammation of small
                                               airways may exacerbate
                                               asthma, contribute to an
                                               accelerated decline in lung
                                               function and promote airway
                                               remodeling

* Anatomy, Pathology, and Physiology         * Airway inflammation and
  of the Tracheobronchial Tree: Emphasis       remodeling that
  on the Distal Airways                        characterize asthma occur
  (D. M. Hyde, Q. Hamid and C. G. Irvin)       in the small airways

                                             * Small airways are an
                                               important target for asthma
                                               therapy

* Particle Size of Inhaled Corticosteroids:  * HFA solution metered-dose
  Does it Matter?                              inhalers, such as QVAR(R),
  (C. Leach, G. L. Colice and A. Luskin)       produce small particles
                                               that are able to reach and
                                               treat the large and small
                                               airways

                                             * Most inhaled medications do
                                               not reach the sm
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