Staying ahead of the curve
COVID-19 and Asthma
There is concern about the care of patients with asthma in South Africa during the pandemic of COVID-19.
In this programme Professor Guy Richards, of the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, emphasises the importance of continuation of treatment and avoiding exacerbations of asthma at this worrying time.
This programme was presented by Professor Guy Richards
South African Thoracic Society Advice on the Use of Nebulisers during COVID-19 Pandemic
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- GINA answers frequently asked questions on asthma management (Global Initiative for Asthma – GINA)
- Recommendations for inhaled asthma controller medications (Global Initiative for Asthma – GINA)
- COVID-19: Information for the respiratory community (British Thoracic Society)
- COVID-19 and asthma: what patients need to know (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)
- COVID-19 Rapid guideline: severe asthma (National Institute of Clinical Excellence – NICE)
- Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine – COVID 19 Special issue 1
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1. Does azithromycin lower resistance to COVID-19 infection?
2. What are the indications for antibiotics in phase 1 of COVID-19 infection?
3. What are the symptoms of the pneumonic phase 2 of COVID-19 infection?
4. Do patients with uncontrolled asthma have an increased risk of getting COVID-19 infection?
5. During an acute exacerbation in an asthmatic patient with COVID-19 infection, which of the following actions are needed:
6. Advice to asthmatic patients in the time of COVID-19, to protect themselves should include: