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Treating Severe Asthma in Children Based on Exhaled Nitric Oxide Levels

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Child Asthma Treatment

Physicians can better determine the most effective corticosteroid dose for children with moderate to severe allergic asthma by measuring the nitric oxide levels in the patient's breath, rather than by observing symptoms, according to a new study published in the first issue of the October 2005 American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.