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World J Pharmacol. Dec 9, 2014; 3(4): 56-71
Published online Dec 9, 2014. doi: 10.5497/wjp.v3.i4.56
Asthma in pregnancy
Hayley K Blackburn, Douglas R Allington, Kendra A Procacci, Michael P Rivey
Hayley K Blackburn, Douglas R Allington, Kendra A Procacci, Michael P Rivey, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Missoula, MT 59812, United States
Hayley K Blackburn, Douglas R Allington, Michael P Rivey, Department of Pharmacy, Community Medical Center, Missoula, MT 59804, United States
Kendra A Procacci, Department of Pharmacy, Grant Creek Family Practice, Missoula, MT 59804, United States
Author contributions: Blackburn HK, Allington DR, Procacci KA and Rivey MP were all involved in the conception and writing of the manuscript.
Correspondence to: Hayley K Blackburn, PhD, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, 32 Campus Dr, Missoula, MT 59812, United States. hblackburn@communitymed.org
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Received: July 1, 2014
Revised: August 1, 2014
Accepted: September 16, 2014
Published online: December 9, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: This comprehensive review of the impact of asthma during pregnancy provides information regarding proposed pathophysiological alterations and fetal and maternal outcomes associated with asthma during pregnancy. In addition, we outline the treatment of acute exacerbations and the maintenance management of asthma throughout pregnancy, including specific information on the various classes of medication used to treat asthma.