Internal Medicine, Family Medicine

Asthma Update

Gerald W. Volcheck, M.D.

What is the best diagnostic strategy for asthma?
What new treatment options are available and how do they compare with currently available agents?
What are some key take home points from the new guidelines?

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  • 0:09

    Introduction and Objectives

  • 3:01

    Case 1: 32 year-old female reports symptoms of asthma 3 days/week

  • 4:30

    Case 2: 47 year-old male with history of moderate persistent asthma

  • 5:32

    Diagnosis of Asthma

  • 6:01

    Exhaled Nitric Oxide

  • 8:06

    Disorders of Lower Airways that Can Masquerade as Asthma

  • 8:40

    Goals of Therapy: Control of Asthma

  • 9:09

    Getting Back to the Basics

  • 11:13

    Asthma Contributors - "Air-smog"

  • 13:50

    Classification of Asthma Severity

  • 14:39

    Treatment - Intermittent

  • 15:42

    Treatment - Mild

  • 20:40

    Treatment - Moderate to Severe

  • 23:25

    Tiotropium

  • 24:48

    Biologics

  • 25:32

    Studies: New England Journal of Medicne

  • 26:35

    Results and Conclusions

  • 28:29

    Adherence

  • 29:23

    Step-Down Therapy

  • 30:35

    Asthma - Pregnancy

  • 31:10

    Case Results

  • 32:39

    Check-List Asthma Management