A recent treatment has been developed by University of Newcastle professor and John Hunter Hospital staff specialist Peter Gibson and his team to reduce the number of asthma attacks in expectant mothers by 50%.
An algorithm has been developed to adjust inhaled therapies in response to inflammation in the airways.
To monitior the inflammation in the airways, a hand-held breathalyser is used and the amount of nitric oxide in the breath is recorded.
AdvertisementAccording to the researchers, if the reading is high the treatment is stepped up and if the reading is low and inflammation is controlled, then the treatment is reduced.
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