Most consultants deviate from asthma guidelines

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7003.508 (Published 19 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:508
  1. A W Robins, Paediatric senior registrar,
  2. B W Lloyd
  1. Consultant paediatrician Children's Department, North Middlesex Hospital, London N18 1QX

    EDITOR,--The British Thoracic Society recommends that children who need anti-inflammatory treatment should be given cromoglycate in the first instance (rather than inhaled steroids).1 We investigated our impression that few British consultant paediatricians use cromoglycate as first line treatment. We sent a questionnaire to 100 randomly selected general paediatricians. They were asked to consider “children aged between 3 and 7 years old who have never had preventive treatment before and who …

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