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Asthma

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MedEdPORTAL
Term: 2010
Published: September 20, 2012
Revised: October 24, 2012

The management of asthma focuses on controlling inflammation rather than on "rescue" treatment.  Clinicians must determine the severity of disease and an appropriate management strategy, including educating patients to modify their therapy as needed for long-term suppressive therapy.  This self-study activity assists clinicians in accomplishing these management goals.  Drug recommendations and costs assist clinicians in making cost effective decisions when prescribing medications.  [The CME information is not intended for acute management of a specific case.]

About the Creators

Team Leader

Sean K Kesterson, MD  
General Medicine

Team Members

Manuel Arteta, MD
Pediatric Pulmonology

R Van Harrison, PhD
Medical Education

Alan P Baptist, MD. MPH
Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Cary E Johnson, Pharm.D.
College of Pharmacy

James A Freer, MD
Emergency Medicine

Joyce E Kaferle, MD
Family Medicine

Cyril M Grum, MD
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Jill A Noble, MD
General Pediatrics