The Importance of Small Airways Disease in Asthma
Small airways disease is highly prevalent in patients with asthma, even in those with mild symptoms. One of the key characteristics of small airways disease is airway remodelling, with the loss of alveolar attachment.
Given the challenges with assessment, further studies were required to better understand how small airways disease contributes to the clinical impact of asthma. The ATLANTIS study1 was therefore designed to identify the combination of physiological testing that best characterises the presence and extent of small airways disease.
This webinar Dr Salman Siddiqui presents the data from the ATLANTIS study, exploring the results of the various diagnostic tools available on detecting small airways disease in asthmatic patients.
1. Postma- DS, et al. Lancet Respir Med 2019; doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(19)30049-9.
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Professor Salman Siddiqui
Professor of Airway Disease and Respiratory Medicine, Adult Severe Asthma Lead, Translational Lead for Breathnomics (EMBER)