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Tag Archives: LABA

LABA Research—Everything Old is New Again

By Dr. Larry Chiaramonte The story in Reuters began: “One class of drugs used to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath in people with asthma may increase kids’ risk of being hospitalized for an asthma attack, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.” The “new analysis” refers to a study […]

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Step Up or Step Down? The Asthma Treatment Debate

By Dr. Larry Chiaramonte One of the persistent discussions in treating asthma is whether to start with smaller, milder dosages of medication and “step up” if they prove ineffective, or start with heavier dosages and “step down.” In the South Bronx, New York where I practice, and indeed with most asthmatics, patients want to get […]

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