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Medical News & Perspectives
November 17, 1999

Consortium Concurs on Care for Children With Asthma

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JAMA. 1999;282(19):1804. doi:10.1001/jama.282.19.1804-JMN1117-3-1

Washington—Concerned that childhood asthma is often inadequately treated, a consortium of pediatricians, allergists, nurses, and child health groups has produced a practical, user-friendly guide to managing the disease for physicians and patients.

The guide is based on the 1997 recommendations by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (JAMA.1997;278:11)—but unlike the original document, the new heavy-paper version, a 140-page publication tab-marked for ready reference, relates the message about managing childhood asthma with colorful art and easy-to-read discussion.

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