歯科医師に必要な喘息の知識 [in Japanese] Update information of asthma for dentists [in Japanese]
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Asthma is one of the common diseases, and dentists often treat patients coexisted with asthma. Asthma is characterized by chronic airway inflammation （eosinophil is a main inflammatory cell）. Despite the number of asthma deaths has decreased by the spread of inhaled corticosteroids therapy, the proportion of poorly controlled asthma patients still remains high.<br>Aspirin-intolerant asthma 〔non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs （NSAIDs）-induced asthma〕 is characterized by the presence of history of multiple prior respiratory reactions to NSAIDs, chronic poor sense of smell, chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps including surgical treatment history, severe asthma, onset after adolescent and nonatopic. It is important to notesteroids phosphate esters should be used via intravenous infusion for about 60 min for NSAIDs-induced asthma patients with exacerbation.<br>When encountering an anaphylaxis shock, quick recognition, diagnosis and treatment are needed.
- Journal of Oral and Sleep Medicine
Journal of Oral and Sleep Medicine 3(1), 1-4, 2016
The Japanese Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine