ERS Vision – Childhood asthma: early diagnosis and exacerbation prevention

European Respiratory Society has released a new video about childhood asthma in their video documentary series. Associate Professor Mariëlle Pijnenburg (Erasmus MC – Sophia Children’s Hospital,
The Netherlands), Professor Alexander Moeller (University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Switzerland), and Associate Professor Katy Pike (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, UK) talk i.a. about challenges in the diagnosis of children with asthma, and asthma control and the reduction of exacerbations.

”This is really a huge healthcare problem. Childhood asthma is different from asthma in adulthood since it’s much more difficult to get objective tests, like lung function tests.” Watch the video here.

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