Long-Term Clinical Course of Asthma Recorded by Digital Asthma Diary: A Case ReportGon Y*, Maruoka S, Mizumura K, Ito R, Kumasawa F and Hashimoto S
Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Niohn University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
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- Gon Y
Division of Respiratory Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Niohn University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 19, 2017; Accepted Date: April 29, 2017; Published Date: May 05, 2017
Citation: Gon Y, Maruoka S, Mizumura K, Ito R, Kumasawa F, et al. (2017) Long-Term Clinical Course of Asthma Recorded by Digital Asthma Diary: A Case Report. J Clin Respir Dis Care 3:125. doi:10.4172/2472-1247.1000125
Copyright: © 2017 Gon Y, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Self-management methods for chronic diseases using mobile phone and tablet applications have recently become popular. Although several applications for asthma management are available, there are no reports concerning the long-term treatment effects of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)/long-acting beta agonist (LABA) treatment on diurnal peak flow variability according to digital asthma diary records or its utility. A 31-year-old female diagnosed with moderate persistent asthma was treated with ICS/LABA. On approximately 2 years after the treatment, we were able to observe that diurnal peak flow variability disappeared gradually and completely when the time axis set that all records can be observed in one screen. Self-monitoring the peak flow using digital asthma diaries is suitable for long-term recording and allows an adequate understanding of long-term asthma state and treatment effects especially for minor diurnal peak flow variability by ICS/LABA.