Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.
Author Affiliations: Department of Respiratory Medicine, Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Dr Sterk; email@example.com); and Department of Medical Decision Making, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands (Dr Sont).
To the Editor: The Best Adjustment Strategy for Asthma in the Long Term (BASALT) trial conducted by Dr Calhoun and colleagues1 compared 3 strategies for tailoring asthma treatment in adult patients, including adjustment of inhaled steroids based on physician assessment, exhaled nitric oxide, and day-to-day symptoms. The data showed that the exhaled nitric oxide or daily symptom strategies were not superior to physician assessment with regard to treatment failure.
Sterk PJ, Sont JK. Strategies for Tailoring Asthma Treatment in Adults. JAMA. 2013;309(2):135–136. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.73379