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Treatment for Acute Asthma Attacks: Value of Topical Anticholinergics

german translation / full article

Andreas Sönnichsen

Question

Inhaled anticholinergics are said to be a „renaissance“ in the treatment of acute asthma. Do we have any evidence for this?

Answer

Several new publications confirm the benefit of inhaled anticholinergics. However, following actual guideline-recommendations the therapy should be restricted to severe asthma-exacerbations in the setting of an emergency-department.


(State: 22.02.2017)

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