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Management of acute asthma in the UK
  1. Ari Manuel1,
  2. Richard Russell2
  1. 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Oxford University Hospital, Oxford, UK
  2. 2Department of Respiratory Medicine, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham Slough, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ari Manuel, Respiratory Medicine, Oxford University Hospital, Old Road, Oxford OX3 7LE, UK; ari.manuel{at}

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We write this letter regarding the acute care of patients with asthma in the UK. Asthma can cause considerable morbidity and potentially preventable mortality in young patients. Despite evidence-based therapies and guidelines, the UK is associated with one of the highest mortality rates related to asthma in Europe. We wanted to look at the acute management of patients with asthma in the emergency room in the UK. We …

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Heatherwood and Wexham Park research governance department.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.