by Jeremy Brown, PhD

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    About the Lecture

    The lecture Asthma by Jeremy Brown, PhD is from the course Airway Diseases. It contains the following chapters:

    • Lower airways obstruction
    • Asthma - clinical history
    • Asthma - subtypes of disease and diagnosis
    • Asthma - treatment
    • Asthma - acute exacerbations
    • Asthma - complications

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Reduced FEV1 and FVC with a ratio of FEV1 / FVC of less than 70%
    2. Reduced FEV1 and FVC with a ratio of FEV1 / FVC of greater than 80%
    3. Reduced FEV1 with an increased FVC
    4. An increased FEV1 with a reduced FVC
    1. Haemoptysis
    2. Symptoms that get worse after an viral upper respiratory tract infection
    3. No history of childhood asthma
    4. Waking in the middle of the night due to cough
    1. A peak flow recording that increases from 200 to 350 after a salbutamol nebuliser
    2. Peripheral blood eosinophilia
    3. A chest X ray showing no obvious radiological abnormalities
    4. Oxygen saturations of 89% on air
    1. A reduced PaCO2
    2. Bradycardia
    3. Reduced conscious level
    4. Inaudible breath sounds on auscultation of the chest

    Author of lecture Asthma

     Jeremy Brown, PhD

    Jeremy Brown, PhD

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    Good talk but room for improvement
    By Hamed S. on 28. February 2017 for Asthma

    Enjoyable and informative talk. However, I think it would have been beneficial to discuss the classification and asthma in more details and features that fall into each category from intermittent, mild persistent, moderate persistent etc.. Also in the acute exacerbation section talk about risk factors and criteria for hospital admission could have been discussed.

    This is very well-explained! …
    By Peter R. on 30. April 2016 for Asthma

    This is very well-explained!