Breathing Easier: An Update on Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

While the typical symptoms are unchanged, asthma diagnosis is complicated – and patients are commonly misdiagnosed. Allergist and immunologist Monica Tang, MD, discusses keys to distinguishing asthma from other disorders; when certain tests, such as pulmonary function testing, are useful; news on drugs, such as Spiriva and Singulair, as well as biologics; the importance of lessening steroid dependency; and which patients might benefit from allergy immunotherapy. Bonus: what to tell patients interested in alternative therapies or clinical trials.


July 21, 2021

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UCSF MedConnection

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