For European Medical Media: Burden of Asthma Revealed in Newly Published Mundipharma Research
Release Date: 12 June 2014
Data from the Mundipharma sponsored REALISE™ survey, published today in the Nature Partner Journal entitled npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, highlight a high incidence of recent exacerbations, even among patients whose asthma is currently controlled according to clinical guidelines. Worryingly, many patients continue to cope with their symptoms rather than consider these as indicators of a continuing problem that should be addressed. With approximately 1 in 25 people across Europe affected by asthma and around 15,000 people dying due to the condition each year, respiratory experts highlight the published findings as a reality check and encourage healthcare professionals to renew their focus on standardised assessment of asthma symptoms and lifestyle limitations.