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Continuous Bronchodilator Therapy*

Steve G. Peters, MD, FCCP
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*From the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Correspondence to: Steve G. Peters, MD, FCCP, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905; e-mail: peters.steve@mayo.edu


Chest. 2007;131(1):286-289. doi:10.1378/chest.06-2125
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Inhaled bronchodilators are first-line treatment for acute exacerbations of asthma. Continuous bronchodilator administration is a novel option for the treatment of bronchospasm, which may be more effective than intermittent therapy for patients with severe airflow obstruction. For 2007, coding and billing changes for this modality become effective. This article reviews clinical aspects and outpatient practice management of continuous bronchodilator therapy.


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