Yes—but only if we consider the severity of the asthma, the goals of therapy, and the benefits and risks.
What we know about the mechanisms of food allergies and eosinophilic esophagitis, how to diagnose them, and how to treat them.
Medical Grand Rounds
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have a markedly better survival rate today, but they face a greater risk of cancer, cardiovascular...
Eosinophilic esophagitis: An increasingly recognized cause of dysphagia, food impaction, and refractory heartburn
This disease, which was not described as a distinct clinical entity until 1993, may be due to allergic and immune-mediated mechanisms similar to...
The Clinical Picture
He presents with a 1-year history of episodic pain, swelling, and stiffness in some of the metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints...
The goal of asthma therapy is to achieve control, thereby reducing current impairment and future risk. Asthma control can be assessed serially by...
We now have a reasonably complete understanding of the pathogenesis of this disease, but its etiology remains mysterious, its therapy remains...
Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage can complicate a large number of clinical conditions. It may present in different ways and may be life-threatening,...
This test is used if the diagnosis of asthma is in question, but it is currently not recommended for routine management of asthma.
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) are the treatments of choice this year, but vaccination remains the primary preventive measure.