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..Novel strategies to overcome this situation include should be implemented to give a better care to our patients. ..
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..The pathogenesis of the syndrome is discussed, and a therapeutic algorithm is proposed. ..
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. High prevalence of Anisakis simplex hypersensitivity and allergy in Sicily, Italy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016;116:146-50 pubmed publisher
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. Bronchodilator response as a marker of poor asthma control. Respir Med. 2016;112:45-50 pubmed publisher
..Bronchodilator response, correlating with worse asthma control even in patients with normal spirometry, should be test at every visit as it may add information on asthma control. ..
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. Point-of-care blood eosinophil count in a severe asthma clinic setting. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017;119:16-20 pubmed publisher
..The results of our study contribute to the validation of a point-of-care device to assess blood eosinophils and open the possibility of using this device for the management of severe asthma management. ..