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MEDISAN

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OLLER LEGRA, Elizabeth; ACOSTA PEREZ, Yamilé  y  BAQUERO SUAREZ, Jacqueline María. Treatment and follow-up of adults with bronchial asthma in the clinics from the capital of Namibia. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.3, pp.356-362. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 196 patients with bronchial asthma was carried out. They were assisted in the clinics of Katutura (Namibia), during 2007 in order to determine some social and biomedical aspects related to this disorder in the members of the case material. In the series prevailed the female sex, the age groups from 25 to 44 years old, the therapeutical outline based on bronchodilators and steroids, as well as the lack of a rehabilitation and hygiene-environmental therapy. Similarly, there was neither appropriate clinical follow-up nor treatment according to the degree of existing bronchial asthma and there were just a few health promotion actions.

Palabras clave : bronchial asthma; bronchodilators; steroids; health promotion; Namibia.

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