Final Thoughts on Treatment of Asthma
Raffi Tachdjian, MD, MPH, FAAAAI, FACAAI; Dareen D. Siri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI; Nicole Chase, MD, FAAP, FACAAI, FAAAAI; and Andrew White, MD, give final thoughts on asthma management, considering the current treatment landscape.
Role of Biomarkers in Asthma
Experts outline biomarkers to measure asthma, highlighting eosinophil count and fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels.
Trends in Biologic Treatment of Asthma
Experts discuss the use of biologic treatment in asthma by primary care physicians vs pulmonology specialists as well as overcoming barriers to biologic use through patient and physician education.
Switching Biologic Treatment in Asthma
Experts comment on switching from 1 biologic treatment to another, as well as combining biologics with steroids or other treatments in asthma.
Optimizing Biologic Treatment Selection in Asthma
Andrew White, MD, discusses choosing the right biologic for patients with severe asthma, considering factors such as asthma comorbidities as well as patient preference.
Use of Dupilumab in Treatment of Asthma
Dareen D. Siri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, reviews the efficacy and safety of dupilumab for the treatment of asthma, as well as which patients are good candidates for dupilumab.
Dual Inhibition of Interleukins by Dupilumab in Asthma
Nicole Chase, MD, FAAP, FACAAI, FAAAAI, provides an overview of the difference between single and dual inhibition of interleukins, focusing on dupilumab as a dual inhibitor for asthma treatment.
Use of Biologic Treatment in Asthma
Experts discuss the use of biologic agents to manage asthma and describe the mechanisms of action of different biologics.
Overuse of Oral Corticosteroids in Asthma
Medical expert highlights the risk of overuse of oral corticosteroids in the management of asthma and reviews alternative treatment options.
Use of Guidelines to Classify Asthma
Andrew White, MD, reviews the definition of difficult-to-treat or severe asthma as outlined in the GINA (Global Initiative for Asthma) guidelines.
Treatment Selection for Severe Asthma
Experts discuss the process of choosing a treatment plan for patients with severe allergic or eosinophilic asthma.
Treatment Landscape of Asthma
Andrew White, MD, provides an overview of the asthma treatment landscape, focusing on inhaled and oral corticosteroids, as well as biologic and nonbiologic agents.
Predicting Exacerbation of Asthma
Dareen D. Siri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, reviews the tools available to predict the exacerbation of asthma, highlighting spirometry and biomarkers as effective tools
Multidisciplinary Care for Patients With Asthma
A panel of experts comment on primary care vs specialist care for patients with asthma, and when patients should be referred to a specialist.
Signs of Severe Asthma and the Underlying Pathophysiology
Dareen D. Siri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, reviews the symptoms of coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath as a product of an overactive immune system and as a sign of asthma.
Role of Type 2 Inflammation in Asthma
Nicole Chase, MD, FAAP, FACAAI, FAAAAI, describes the mechanism of type 2 inflammation and comments on it being a prominent issue among patients with asthma.
Overview of Asthma
Andrew White, MD, provides an overview of the difference of asthma endotypes and phenotypes as a way to define and diagnose asthma.
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