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An easy-to-use, patient-centered approach to managing moderate to severe asthma improved outcomes for African-American/Black and Hispanic/Latinx adults, according to findings of the PCORI-funded PREPARE study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study was led by Elliot Israel, MD, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Massachusetts.

Study participants were randomized to receive either usual care or one-time instruction to use inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) when they used an asthma reliever or nebulizer. Those in the ICS group experienced a 15 percent decreased risk of severe asthma exacerbations as well as reduced asthma symptoms and days of impairment compared to those who got usual care.

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Posted: February 28, 2022

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