Asthma, asthma pharmacology and lung function testing

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In this episode:

  • Asthma needs to be diagnosed effectively. Need objective evidence for the presence of asthma and if it suggests it’s something there’s opportunity to escalate investigation to tertiary care
  • Diagnosis of this disease and getting it right is important, it has many implications on treatment effects, needs for therapies and the problems if the diagnosis is incorrect
  • Some tools can predict very well that a patient is going to benefit from these treatments, has ramifications on the directions for patients and need try to make these tests more accessible to primary care physician

Guest: Dr John Brannan, Respiratory Scientist

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

Total time: 45 mins

Last Updated: 19 Sep, 2023

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Respiratory Scientist; Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle; Scientific Director, Department of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW

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