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Defining Asthma (02:17)


Asthma is a general term for chronic airway inflammations, characterized by bronchospasms and occurring among certain phenotypes in response to environmental and hormonal triggers.

Asthma Prevalence (02:11)

Global asthma rates are increasing in the developing world; onset generally occurs during childhood with allergic or infectious illness but can occur at any time of life.

Asthma Symptoms (02:13)

Learn the upper respiratory reactions triggered by environmental pollution, anaphylaxis or exercise. View asthma pathology slides.

Controlling Asthma (00:52)

Patients should avoid allergen triggers, and in severe cases, take medication to heal lung tissue.

Diagnosing Asthma (02:14)

Learn how pulmonologists diagnose asthma clinically and functionally; individuals with allergies and genetic predispositions are especially prone to the disease.

Asthma Triggers (02:35)

Occupational and environmental factors such as building allergens, exercise, and genetic predisposition contribute to disease development.

Asthma in Developing Countries (01:09)

Prevalence increases among nations adopting a Western lifestyle; individuals living in poorer environments are more likely to develop a severe form of the disease.

Treating Asthma (01:55)

30-40% of patients require asthma specialists. Treatment depends on disease severity; chronic forms require long-term anti-inflammatory medication to repair lung airways.

Living with Asthma (05:47)

Family education and support is important in avoiding allergen triggers and controlling the disease. A patient describes how she follows a normal, healthy lifestyle.

Asthma Outlook (02:00)

Chronic airway inflammatory disorder research areas include genetic predisposition and prevention.

Credits: Asthma: Disease and…Ease (01:57)

Credits: Asthma: Disease and…Ease

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With the help of this program, viewers travel to Quebec City, Canada, for the 21st World Congress of Asthma, organized by the Interasma Global Asthma Association. Key participants include Dr. Lawrence DuBuske of George Washington University Hospital; Dr. Michael Foggs of Chicago’s Advocate Christ Medical Center; Dr. Gailen Marshall of the University of Mississippi Medical Center; Dr. Giorgio Walter Canonica of the University of Genoa, Italy; and the president of the congress, Dr. Louis-Philippe Boulet of Laval University, Canada. Several congress attendees introduce papers and new findings. Their topics include epidemiology, the genetics of asthma, environmental factors, mechanisms of inflammation, pathophysiology, asthma care and control, asthma in children, asthma in elderly, gender differences, asthma exacerbations, and new treatments. An asthma patient also addresses the group, offering an insightful case study involving work, exercise, and everyday life. (Portions with English subtitles, 25 minutes)

Length: 26 minutes

Item#: BVL53309

ISBN: 978-0-81608-736-5

Copyright date: ©2012

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