Today, I review and link to PedsCases‘ DIAGNOSIS AND CHRONIC MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA IN CHILDREN
Developed by Usman Ahmed and Dr. Melanie Lewis for PedsCases.com.
January 29, 2021.
All that follows is from the above resource.
In this podcast, the listener will learn the definition and clinical presentation of asthma, the criteria for the diagnosis of asthma in preschoolers and in children older than six, and the initial and ongoing management of asthma in children. The podcast was created by Usman Ahmed with support from Dr. Melanie Lewis. Usman is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Alberta, and Dr. Lewis is a pediatrician at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
- CPS Podcast: Asthma in Preschoolers
- Podcast: Acute Asthma Exacerbation
- Note: Acute Asthma Exacerbation
- Video: Approach to Pediatric Chest X-Rays
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