COLUMBUS, Ohio – Asthma researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are part of a national study to establish guidelines for safely stepping down treatment in patients whose asthma is well-controlled.
“Right now, the recommendation is to reduce a patient’s therapy once the asthma is controlled for at least three months. However, no one knows the best method to do that,” said Dr. John Mastronarde, director of the Asthma Center at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. “From both the physician’s and patient’s perspective, there is often hesitation to adjust medication when someone is doing well, so we need good data to support these decisions.”
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