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Respiratory: Internet monitoring of severe asthma patients effective

Internet support and daily monitoring of exhaled nitric acid appear to reduce need for oral corticosteroids in patients with severe asthma according to Dr Simone Hashimoto, research fellow from the department of respiratory medicine of the University of Amsterdam.
Patients with severe asthma who use an internet-supported strategy and daily monitoring of exhaled nitric oxide were able to control their asthma with lower overall dosing of oral corticosteroids than patients who underwent usual care, according to research from the Netherlands.
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