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23:29 Dec 3, 2004
English to Italian translations [PRO] Medical - Medical (general) / pneumologia
English term or phrase:GPs Rx high dose ICS to good effect
General Attitudes toAsthma and COPD II
GPs’ experience with asthma and COPD has had 2 additional ‘side effects’:-
General scepticism: arising from conflicting promotion of:-
anti-inflammatory benefits of salbutamol (initially)
steroids (esp long term tissue protection)
steroid sparing drugs; yet:-
GPs Rx high dose ICS to good effect
Inconsistent with giving oral steroids
Some promotional wear-out:-
General perception of marketing ‘bombardment’ about new devices
Belief that often technological features are exaggerated/ ‘hyped’ “like a Porsche” (GP, London)