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Examining Proton Pump Inhibitors for Asthma

April 21, 200915 min
Host: Lee Freedman, MD

Guest: Robert Wise

What evidence links gastroesophogeal reflux to worsened asthma, and does prescribing a proton pump inhibitor to patients with asthma help alleviate their asthma symptoms? Dr. Robert Wise, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses the role of proton pump inhibitors for patients with asthma. In patients with poorly controlled asthma and asymptomatic reflux, is a proton pump inhibitor beneficial?

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