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post in: Lifestyle, News Date:08 Oct 2017, 05:10 views:3667
A consensus statement OF THE malaysian thoracic society.
Outline, foreword, asthma morbidity and mortality is on the increase in a number of developed countries. Our country, which is rapidly becoming industrialized, is also probably similarly saddled, especially with increased morbidity.
It is therefore timely that a guideline on the management of asthma be produced for use of Malaysian doctors. These guidelines will hopefully provide well accepted and well recognized methods for the management of asthma to medical doctors who see and treat patients with asthma in their practice.
The committee which set up to draw these guidelines consisted of chest physicians with many years of experience in managing the asthmatic patients.
They have also extensively studied guidelines previously established by other groups on asthma management and modified several aspects to suit the local situation. It is the sincerest hope of the Malaysian Thoracic Society that these guidelines will benefit both Malaysian doctors and their patients who suffer from asthma.
Kuppusamy, president, Malaysian Thoracic Society, back To Top.
Acknowledgements, we would like to express our gratitude to the following companies who have contributed to the successful production of these guidelines: Astra Pharmaceutical (M) Sdn Bhd, boehringer Ingelheim Division, Diethelm Malaysia Sdn Bhd. GlaxoWellcome (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd 3M Pharmaceuticals, 3M Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
We would also like to express our gratitude to Puan Norhayati Bakri for her help in the preparation of these guidelines.
Back To Top, preface, asthma is a common disease which affects both adults and children. It continues to cause significant mortality and potentially preventable with proper management. Clinicians managing asthma need to keep abreast with the current concept of the disease and its management so that optimal care can be provided.
While this may be possible for some, many may not be able to do so because of the constrain of time due to the nature of their work or practice and the difficulty to get access to reading materials. There are guidelines published by a number of societies/countries which are available but some recommendations concerning certain aspects of the management may not be suitable for local patients. Realising these various factors the Malaysian Thoracic Society has initiated the efforts to produce the guidelines on the management of asthma in adults.