Prevention of Sensitizer-Induced Occupational Asthma

Primary, secondary, and tertiary preventive measures may reduce the incidence and severity of sensitizer-induced asthma.

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Criteria for the Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS)

Irritant-induced occupational asthma is a term used to describe occupational asthma that occurs from exposure to agents considered to be airway irritants, in the absence of sensitization.

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Criteria for the Diagnosis of Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that is characterized by variable narrowing of the airways and symptoms of intermittent dyspnea, wheezing, and nighttime or early-morning coughing.

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Diagnostic Criteria for Difficult-to-Control Asthma

The difficult-to-control asthma can be defined as that which is inadequately or poorly controlled despite an appropriate therapeutic strategy that is adjusted to clinical severity.

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GINA Classification of Asthma Severity

The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) works with health care professionals and public health officials around the world to reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality. The gold standard in classifying severity of asthma is the GINA classification.

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