Medical News Summary: Irish people are not taking advantage of available medication to achieve total control of their asthma


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About: Irish people are not taking advantage of available medication to achieve total control of their asthma
Date: 19 October 2004
Source: Irish Examiner
Author: Jim Morahan
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Irish Examiner): There is an estimated 400,000 asthma sufferers in Ireland with 8% of them undiagnosed. US studies show that the use of a drug called Seretide can enable up to 50% of patients to live symptom free yet only 8% of Irish sufferers have their asthma under total control. 37% of Irish asthma sufferers have been hospitalized at least once for their condition and 46% have had to restrict their sport and recreation habits.
URL: http://www.examiner.ie/pport/web/Full_Story/did-sgSdknab33wkosgadLjt5C321I.asp
Related Disease Topics: Asthma

Related Medical News Channels: This medical news summary article refers to the following medical channel categories:
  • Research
  • research and asthma
  • Medication
  • medication and asthma
  • Undiagnosed and asthma

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