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Introducing the Severe Asthma Series of Invited Reviews

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      Despite recent advances in therapy, which include the expansion of biologic agents targeting type 2 (T2) pathways, severe asthma remains a challenge for the clinician. Although some difficult-to-treat asthma can be accounted for by comorbidities, medication adherence, or inhaler technique, some asthma is truly severe, despite optimal treatment. To help clinicians navigate the landscape of severe asthma, CHEST has invited a series of review articles that focus on its workup and treatment, management of comorbidities due to systemic corticosteroids, transition of care from the adolescent to adult setting, and care of the critically ill patient with asthma. The first article in the series appears in this issue of CHEST.
      • Nanzer A.M.
      • Lawton A.
      • D’Ancona G.
      • Gupta A.
      Transitioning asthma care from adolescents to adults: severe asthma series.
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        • Nanzer A.M.
        • Lawton A.
        • D’Ancona G.
        • Gupta A.
        Transitioning asthma care from adolescents to adults: severe asthma series.
        Chest. 2021; 160: 1192-1199
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      • Transitioning Asthma Care From Adolescents to Adults: Severe Asthma Series
        CHESTVol. 160Issue 4
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          Children with asthma grow to become adults with asthma. Adolescents are not simply older children and do not automatically transform into independent adults, nor do they become proficient in self-management of their condition overnight. Adolescence is a high-risk time for many people with asthma, with increased risk of asthma-related morbidity and mortality. Children with high-risk asthma attend hospital-based asthma clinics with their parents until they reach young adulthood, and parents usually take on the significant burden of disease management on behalf of their children.
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