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Severe and Uncontrolled Asthma

This module is intended to enable participants to learn about, or refresh their understanding of, severe asthma through an overview of the topic and the example of a clinical case. The course includes quiz questions as well as explanations to the answers.

Written by Prof Mario Sanchez-Borges, this module provides definitions, differential diagnoses, comorbidities, clinical case presentation, complementary studies consideration, evaluation and diagnosis, treatment considerations, and asthma phenotypes.

Mario Sanchez-Borges, MD, is Associate Professor of the Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Centro Medico-Docente La Trinidad in Caracas, Venezuela.

This module was reviewed by Andrew Wardlaw, PhD. He is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Glenfield Hospital, University of Leicester, Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, in Leicester, United Kingdom.

The distribution of this module was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Teva.
Severe and Uncontrolled Asthma:
WAO Online Learning Module

Author: Mario Sánchez-Borges, MD
Reviewed by: Andrew Wardlaw, MD, PhD


Definitions of Severe and Uncontrolled asthma
Differential Diagnosis of Severe Asthma in Adults
Comorbidities in Patients with Severe Asthma
Clinical Case - Adult
Complementary Tests
Evaluation and Diagnosis
Treatment and Considerations
Asthma Phenotypes

After completing this module, participants will be able to:
1. Identify patients with severe asthma
2. Differentiate severe asthma from other confounding diseases
3. Identify and treat comorbidities that increase asthma severity
4. Assess asthma control
5. Learn about treatment choices for patients suffering from severe asthma

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Disclaimer: This content is meant for physicians only, for continuing education purposes. This information should not be considered as medical advice.