Asthma for Primary Care
Asthma for Primary Care: Assessment, Control, and Long-Term Management
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Choose the optimal asthma therapy on underlying pathophysiology for both atopic and non-atopic asthma
- Assess asthma severity, control, and response to treatment within the domains of impairment and risk
- Aggressively manage more difficult to treat asthmatics
Asthma is a chronic disease associated with inflammation in the airways. The inflammation is strongly linked with airway hyperresponsiveness and the typical asthma symptoms. In addition to the well-known inflammatory response and the hyperresponsive airways, characteristic structural changes (“airway remodeling”) occur in the airways of some patients with asthma. Understanding the full spectrum of the pathology and the pathogenesis of asthma should be used for defining the treatment options.
This activity will address the underlying pathophysiology for both atopic and non-atopic asthma, assess asthma severity, control, and response to treatment, and how to aggressively manage your more difficult to treat asthmatics.
This activity has expired and is no longer available for CME; however, we hope you still enjoy the education.