Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 197–205

Asthma treatment in the 21st century

What’s next?
  • Stephen P. Peters


Asthma treatment is evolving as we enter the 21st century. This review focuses on several different areas of asthma treatment now in evolution. These include: (1) the proper role of various asthma controllers—either already approved or under investigation—besides inhaled corticosteriods in asthma therapy; (2) the potential role for immune and cytokine modulation for asthma therapy; (3) the potential role for pharmacogenetics in asthma therapy; and (4) whether single-inhaler therapy with a combination of an inhaled cortcosteriod and a longacted β-agonist could be used for both maintenance and rescue in patients with asthma.

Index Entries

Asthma asthma treatment cytokine modulation immunological therapy pharmacogenetics 


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© Humana Press Inc 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen P. Peters
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  1. 1.Center for Human Genomics and Department of Medicine, Section on Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineWake Forest University School of MedicineWinston-Salem

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