McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airway that causes shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, coughing and wheezing.

Asthma Society of Canada

Understanding Your Asthma

Understanding asthma videos

This series of videos explains what asthma is and what treatment methods are available. Although there is no known cure for asthma, there are many different types of medication for controlling it.

Presenters: Dr. Mark Inman and Chan Mi Kim (Dec 3, 2012)

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Asthma — From Bedside to Bench

Asthma bedside to bench video

This video looks at asthma, how it is diagnosed, reasons patients develop asthma and what treatments are available.

Presenters: Dr. Paul O'Byrne
and Dr. Mark Inman (Jan 16 2012)

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Asthma — an Eosinophilic Tale

Asthma eosinophilic tale videos

These two videos present a clinical overview, patient interview and research overview of asthma.

Presenters: Dr. Paul O'Byrne
and Dr. Parameswaran Nair (Jan 13 2014)

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Asthma and Its Treatments

Asthma treatments video

This video outlines a brief overview of asthma physiology and the treatments available. There is no cure for asthma but there are various treatment methods such as reliever inhalers, preventer inhalers and nebulizers.

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Mechanisms Behind Allergic Asthma

Video about mechanisms behind allergic asthma

Ever wondered how your allergies can lead to symptoms of asthma? This video describes Dr. Inman's model that explains the mechanism of airwayhyperresponsiveness that leads to allergic asthma.

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Everything You Want To Know About Asthma

Everything about asthma video

This video answers common questions about asthma including the mechanism of asthma and how it can be treated.

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Allergic Asthma in Children

Video about allergic asthma in children

This video provides information for parents whose children have allergic asthma including causes, risks, symptoms and current treatment options for the disease.

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Development of Asthma

Asthma development video

This video answers some basic questions: how does a person develop asthma? Does the environment or your genes play a role? What is the connection between allergies and asthma?

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Allergen-Induced Asthma

video about allergen-induced asthma

This video explores current advancements in asthma research and suggests that more research is necessary to find a cure.

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Stigmatization of Asthma

Video about stigmatization of asthma

This video examines the stigma faced by severely asthmatic patients during childhood, adolescence and adulthood. It also looks at the impacts that it can have on self-management, mental and physiological health.

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Dirty Air We Breathe

Video about dirty air we breathe

These two videos provide an overview of occupational lung disorders, the effects of asbestos on health, legislative policies for controlling air pollution in various countries and Canadian efforts to improve air quality.

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