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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 2, Suppl A, Pages 43A-45A
Treatment of Asthma: From the Child to the Adult

Asthma Treatments for Children and Adolescents: Strategies for a Global Approach

Robert L Thivierge

Multidisciplinary Asthma Clinic, Hôpital Ste-Justine, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Copyright © 1995 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Strategies for a global approach to the management of asthma in children and adolescents are described. Such an approach requires the physician to explain to the patient the pathophysiology of asthma, to evaluate and, whenever possible, change predisposing environmental factors, to establish a written plan of action and to maintain a close follow-up of the patient to ensure compliance.