9 May, 08 | by BMJ Group
We are delighted to offer you our first podcast. Harry Baumer, a consultant paediatrician from Plymouth, UK who writes about guidelines for ADC, and Ian Balfour-Lynn, a consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London and an ADC associate editor, discuss the new asthma guidelines from both the British Thoracic Society and the National Institute of Health. In the podcast they discuss:
- Use of inhaled cortical steroids (ICS) in infants
- What are the side effects of ICS?
- Are long-acting beta agonists safe in children?
- What are the differences between the NIH and BTS recommendation regarding environmental approaches to asthma?
We have posted both a short (18 minutes) and long version (28 minutes) of their discussion. Please email us your thoughts about this podcast (firstname.lastname@example.org) and suggestions for future ones.
Professor Howard Bauchner
See also this related article http://ep.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/93/2/66