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Asthma Management Guidelines for Adults

Information on Asthma Management Guidelines for adults can be found in the Global Asthma Report chapter 'The Role of Guidelines in Managing Asthma'.

Non-Pharmaceutically Funded Guidelines

Guidelines from NGOs

WHO
Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. These guidelines aim to provide evidence based recommendations on diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes and management of asthma... read more
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD)
Management of asthma guidelines

National Asthma Guidelines By Country

Listed here are asthma management recommendations from many different countries that are free of pharmaceutical industry sponsorship. More international guidelines for children which were not sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry will be added as they become available. If you know of any such guidelines please contact us at info@globalasthmanetwork.org.

Australia
British Thoracic Society British Guideline on the Management of Asthma 2012 Revision
Recommended By Dr Scott Burgess, Brisbane centre.
Therapeutic guidelines respiratory version 4 Respiratory Expert Group. Therapeutic guidelines: respiratory. Version 4. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited; 2009.
Recommended By Professor Guy Marks, Sydney centre.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Guideline on the Management of Asthma Quick Reference Guide 2011 Revision
NIH Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma
Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation and Management of Adults and Children with Asthma (New York State Department of Health)
Recommended By Dr Sanela Domuz, Prijedor centre.
WHO: Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases: Guidelines for primary health care in low-resource settings
Recommended By Dr Sanela Domuz, Prijedor centre.
Brasil
Brazillian Guidelines for Management of Asthma2006
Recommended By Professor Fábio Chigres Kuschnir, Rio de Janeiro centre.
Brazillian Society of Pneumology Brazillian Guidelines for Asthma Management 2012
Recommended By Prof Murilo de Britto, Recife centre, Professor Fábio Chigres Kuschnir, Rio de Janeiro centre.
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3) The EPR 3 Guidelines on Asthma was developed by an expert panel commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Coordinating Committee (CC), coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.
Recommended By Professor Dirceu Solé, Sao Paulo South centre, Professor Nelson Rosário, Curitiba centre.
Canada
Canadian Thoracic Society guidelines for asthma management
Recommended By Professor Donna C. Rennie, Saskatoon centre, Professor Teresa To, Ontario centre.
Channel Islands
British Thoracic Society British Guideline on the Management of Asthma 2012 Revision
Recommended By Dr Peter Standring, Guernsey centre.
Ethiopia
Standard treatment guideline of asthma for districts hospital in Ethiopia
Recommended By Amanuel Berihu, Mekelle centre.
Finland
English Abstract
Recommended By Professor Mika Mäkelä, Helsinki centre.
Finnish Current Care Guidelines for Asthma
Recommended By Professor Mika Mäkelä, Helsinki centre.
France
Recommandations pour le suivi médical des patients asthmatiques adultes et adolescents
Recommended By Professor Chantal Raherison, Bordeaux centre.
http://www.has-sante.fr/portail/jcms/c_39085/fr/recherche?portlet=c_39085&text=asthme&opSearch=&lang=fr
Recommended By Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Créteil centre, Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano, West Marne centre.
French Polynesia
http://www.has-sante.fr/portail/jcms/c_39085/fr/recherche?portlet=c_39085&text=asthme&opSearch=&lang=fr
Recommended By Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Polynésie française centre.
Italy
Toscana Linee guida sull’asma bronchiale Questa edizione delle linee guida diagnostiche e terapeutiche sull’asma è destinata agli operatori della salute della regione Toscana, siano essi medici di medicina generale, specialisti pneumologi e infermieri o riabilitatori, allo scopo di uniformare, per quanto possibile, i criteri diagnostici e terapeutici oggi in vigore sul territorio.
Recommended By Dr Maria Grazia Petronio, Empoli centre.
Mexico
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3) The EPR 3 Guidelines on Asthma was developed by an expert panel commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Coordinating Committee (CC), coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.
Recommended By Dra Blanca E Del-Río-Navarro, Ciudad de Mexico centre.
New Caledonia
http://www.has-sante.fr/portail/jcms/c_39085/fr/recherche?portlet=c_39085&text=asthme&opSearch=&lang=fr
Recommended By Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Nouvelle-Calédonie centre.
New Zealand
British Thoracic Society British Guideline on the Management of Asthma 2012 Revision
Recommended By Dr Chris Moyes, Bay of Plenty centre.
Diagnosis and treatment of adult asthma An evidence-based guideline for the diagnostic management and treatment options available for asthma in adults. The guideline seeks to assist adults with asthma and their health care providers evaluation the latest evidence and make informed decisions to improve health outcomes.
Recommended By Professor Innes Asher, Auckland centre.
Oman
Guidelines for the Management of Asthma 2009 This is the second edition of the National Asthma Management Guidelines in Oman covering both adults and children. They were jointly developed by members from Oman Respiratory Society and Oman Family & Community Medicine Society under the Umbrella of Oman Medical Association and were adopted by Ministry of Health. They were based on GINA guidelines taking into account local health system issues.
Recommended By Professor Omar Al-Rawas, Al-Khod centre.
Palestine
PALESTINIAN GUIDELINES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMA
Recommended By Associate Professor Nuha El Sharif, North Gaza centre, Associate Professor Nuha El Sharif, Ramallah centre.
Portugal
Abordagem e controlo da asma
Recommended By Dr José Rosado Pinto, Lisboa centre.
Reunion Island
http://www.has-sante.fr/portail/jcms/c_39085/fr/recherche?portlet=c_39085&text=asthme&opSearch=&lang=fr
Recommended By Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Reunion Island centre.
Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Initiative for Asthma - 2016 update: Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma in adults and children This an updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma, developed by the Saudi Initiative for Asthma (SINA) group, a subsidiary of the Saudi Thoracic Society. The main objective of SINA is to have updated guidelines, which are simple to understand and easy to use by non-asthma specialists, including primary care and general practice physicians.
Recommended By Dr Abdullah Yousef, Alkhobar centre, Dr Badr Rashed Al-Ghamdi, Abha centre.
South Africa
Guidelines for the management of chronic asthma in adolescents and adults
Recommended By Professor Heather J Zar, Cape Town centre, Professor Kuku Voyi, Ekurhuleni centre, Professor Kuku Voyi, Polokwane centre, Professor Refiloe Masekala, Pretoria centre.
Spain
Andalusia regional guidelines
Recommended By Professor Manuel Praena-Crespo, Sevilla centre.
GEMA 2009: Guía Española para el manejo del asma Dirigido al profesional y especialmente diseñada para mejorar la acción diagnóstica y terapéutica gracias a sus principales recomendaciones, texto escueto, claro y de fácil lectura.
Recommended By Dr Andrés Rabadán-Asensio, Cádiz centre.
Thailand
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3) The EPR 3 Guidelines on Asthma was developed by an expert panel commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Coordinating Committee (CC), coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.
Recommended By Dr Pakit Vichyanond, Bangkok centre.
Turkey
Turkish Thoracic Society asthma management and prevention guideline: key points
Recommended By Prof Arzu Yorgancioglu, Ankara centre.
United Kingdom
British Thoracic Society British Guideline on the Management of Asthma 2012 Revision
Recommended By Dr Adel H Mansur, Birmingham centre.
United States
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3) The EPR 3 Guidelines on Asthma was developed by an expert panel commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Coordinating Committee (CC), coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.
Recommended By Dr Riddhi Prakash Doshi, Fort Wayne centre, Professor Gregory J Redding, Seattle centre, Professor Karin Yeatts, North Carolina centre.
Zambia
British Thoracic Society British Guideline on the Management of Asthma 2012 Revision
Recommended By Dr Somwe Wa Somwe, Lusaka centre.

Pharmaceutically Funded Guidelines

Guidelines from NGOs

GINA
Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) asthma management guidelines for adults are used in the following countries:
Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bolivia, Brasil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, The Gambia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia,

National Asthma Guidelines By Country

Albania
bronchial Asthma
Recommended By Professor Alfred Priftanji, Tiranë centre.
Australia
Asthma Management Handbook (v6) Asthma Management Handbook (v6). Current revision due for release late 2013. Available online
Recommended By Dr Andrew Tai, Adelaide centre, Professor Guy Marks, Sydney centre, Professor Joerg Mattes, Newcastle centre.
Ecuador
CONSENSO ECUATORIANO DE ASMA BRONQUIAL Y RINITIS ALERGICA
Recommended By Dr Sergio Barba, Quito centre.
Japan
Japanese Guideline for Adult Asthma
Recommended By Professor Shigemi Yoshihara, Tochigi centre.
Kenya
Guidelines for Asthma Management in Kenya
Recommended By Dr Evans I. Amukoye, Nairobi centre, Professor Fabian O Esamai, Eldoret centre.
Mexico
Consenso Mexicano de Asma (2005)
Recommended By Dr. Carlos A. Jiménez González, San Luis Potosí centre.
Peru
DOCTRINAS, NORMAS Y PROCEDIMIENTOS PARA EL CONTROL DE LA INFECCIÓN RESPIRATORIA AGUDA, ASMA Y SINDROME DE OBSTRUCCION BRONQUIAL
Recommended By Dr Pascual Chiarella, Lima centre.
Spain
GEMA 2009: Guía Española para el manejo del asma Dirigido al profesional y especialmente diseñada para mejorar la acción diagnóstica y terapéutica gracias a sus principales recomendaciones, texto escueto, claro y de fácil lectura.
Recommended By Dr Alberto Arnedo-Pena, Castellón centre, Dr Ignacio Carvajal-Urueña, Asturias centre, Professor Eduardo G Pérez-Yarza, San sebastián centre, Professor Gloria García-Hernández, Madrid centre, Professor Luis García-Marcos, Cartagena centre.
Taiwan
Asthma guideline for adults and Children in Taiwan
Recommended By Professor Jing-Long Huang, Taipei centre.
Uruguay
Uruguayan consensus on asthma management Rev.Med.Urug.2002; 18: 122-147
Recommended By Dra Dolores Holgado, Montevideo centre.