Friday, January 27, 2012

Asthma: Guidelines & Treatments

Monday, February 13, 2012, 6:00 p.m. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma affects people of all ages, and more than 22 million people in the United States have asthma.* An asthma attack is a distressing and potentially life-threatening experience. DR. EDWARD HU will discuss the diagnosis, evaluation, and general management strategies for asthma. Edward Hu, M.D., is an assistant professor at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Hu serves as the Department of Medicine’s medical director for its Center for Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the USC University Hospital and its ambulatory practice. Dr. Hu’s areas of interests include common allergy-related problems, such as asthma and allergic rhinitis, as well as rare disorders of the immune system. His research has focused on the role of pulmonary function testing in the evaluation of asthma control. His other clinical interests include food allergies, urticaria, hereditary angioedema, and primary immunodeficiencies. In his new role as medical director of the Center for Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Dr. Hu is dedicated to expanding the diagnosis and treatment options for patients with allergies and immunodeficiency disorders. Join us on Monday February 13 and when Dr. Hu will review the latest asthma guidelines and discuss treatment strategies. * Based on National Institutes of Health and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.