European Respiratory Society Monograph, Vol. 23. 2003
Despite increasing knowledge about the mechanisms, pathophysiology and treatments in asthma and the implementation of asthma guidelines, "we are only at the dawn of a new beginning". From the patients' point of view, there are still unmet needs. A recent survey of patients with asthma in Europe revealed that many patients still experience a poor level of control of the disease.
This monograph, with contributors predominantly from Europe, focuses on the progress achieved. A lot of information has been gathered concerning asthma in the last 20 years and it is believed that this monograph samples the most pertinent and relevant information needed for the physician and for the researcher.