Optimizing Severe Asthma Treatment: Challenges and Approaches to Care

Sandhya Khurana, MD; Steve N. Georas, MD


July 22, 2021

Asthma is a complex, heterogeneous disease with unmet treatment needs. Patients with severe asthma generally continue to have severe disease despite being on controller therapies.

Uncontrolled asthma can result in unnecessary suffering and interfere with daily activities. It also increases the risk for exacerbations and places substantial burden on the healthcare system.

In this ReCAP, Drs Sandhya Khurana and Steve N. Georas from the Mary H. Parkes Center for Asthma, Allergy, and Pulmonary Care in Rochester, New York, discuss current challenges in the management of severe asthma, and how advances in the understanding of phenotypes and therapeutic options guide their approaches to asthma management.

They review key indicators of severe asthma, tools to assess asthma control, approaches to phenotyping patients, treatment options for type 2 and non–type 2 asthma, and emerging agents.


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