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Asthma Management Guidelines for Children

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

Non-Pharmaceutically Funded Guidelines

Guidelines from NGOs

Preschool Wheeze Guidelines

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Definition, assessment and treatment of wheezing disorders in preschool children: an evidence-based approach
Brand PL, Baraldi E, Bisgaard H, et al. Definition, assessment and treatment of wheezing disorders in preschool children: an evidence-based approach. Eur Respir J. 2008;32(4):1096-110. Permission kindly provided by the European Respiratory Journal

Guidelines for Children

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.

Albania
bronchial Asthma
Recommended By Professor Alfred Priftanji, Tiranë centre.
Algeria
Guide sur le Diagnostic et la Prise en Charge de l'Asthme de l'Enfant
Recommended By Professor Rachida Boukari, Blida centre.
Argentina
Programa Provincial de Asma Infantil These guidelines are based on the GINA recommendations and consensus of asthma of Argentina Pediatric Society.
Recommended By Dr Fabian Alejandro Castracane, Mendoza centre.
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.
Austria
Leitlinie zur Behandlung des Asthma bronchiale bei Kindern und Jugendlichen
Recommended By Associate Professor Gerald Haidinger, Urfahr-umgebung centre, Prof Josef Riedler, Salzburg centre.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vodi? klini?ke prakse za dijagnostikovanje, le?enje i pra?enje astme u de?jem uzrastu
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 guidelines on the pharmacological treatment of persisting pain in children with medical illnesses
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 Asthma 2006
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.
China
Diagnosis and treatment of childhood asthma guidelines (chinese)
Recommended By Professor Yu-Zhi Chen, Beijing centre.
Colombia
GAI Asthma Guidelines (Spanish)
Recommended By Dr Jurg Niederbacher, Bucaramanga centre.
Guía de práctica clínica (GPC) para el diagnóstico, atención integral y seguimiento de niños y niñas con diagnóstico de asma (Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for the diagnosis, monitoring, comprehensive care of children diagnosed with asthma)
Recommended By Dr Elizabeth Garcia, Bogota 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
Asthme de l’enfant de moins de 36 mois : diagnostic, prise en charge et traitement en dehors des épisodes aigus
Recommended By Professor Chantal Raherison, Bordeaux centre.
Recommandations pour le suivi médical des patients asthmatiques adultes et adolescents Also WHO
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.
India
Indian academy of Paediatrics Asthma Consensus Statement on the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in Children - Update 2003
Recommended By Dr Mausumi Mukherjee, Kolkata (14) centre, Dr Sneha Varkki, Vellore centre, Professor MD, FCCP, FIAP Meenu Singh, Chandigarh centre.
Italy
GESTIONE DELL'ATTACCO ACUTO DI ASMA IN ETÀ PEDIATRICA Linea Guida Società Italiana di Pediatria (SIP) (MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE ASTHMA IN PEDIATRIC AGE Guideline Italian Society of Pediatrics (SIP))
Recommended By Dr Maria Grazia Petronio, Empoli centre.
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.
Macedonia
Consensus on (ICON) Pediatric Asthma International Consensus on (ICON) Pediatric Asthma (Position Paper, Allergy 2012;67:976-997).
Recommended By Associate Professor Emilija Vlaski, Skopje centre.
Mexico
ASMA INFANTIL: Guías para su diagnóstico y Tratamiento (CHILDHOOD ASTHMA: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment)
Recommended By Dr Roberto García-Almaráz, Ciudad Victoria centre.
Diagnóstico y tratamiento del asma en menores de 18 años en el primero y segundo niveles de atención Mexican Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma in patients under 18 years old. (summary) Full version
Recommended By Dr Roberto García-Almaráz, Ciudad Victoria centre.
Diagnóstico y tratamiento del asma en menores de 18 años en el primero y segundo niveles de atención Mexican Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma in patients under 18 years old. (summary) Full version
Recommended By Dr Valente Merida-Palacio, Mexicali Valley centre, Prof Sandra Nora González-Díaz, Monterrey 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 Dra Blanca E Del-Río-Navarro, Ciudad de Mexico centre.
Netherlands
En de NHG standard onder
Recommended By Professor Bert Brunekreef, Utrecht centre.
Richtlijn Acuut Astma bij kinderen Richtlijn Astma bij kinderen Richtlijn Astma bij kinderen (0-19 jaar) Behandeling van Astma bij kinderen
Recommended By Professor Bert Brunekreef, Utrecht 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
Asthma Guidelines on the Management of Asthma in Children aged 1-15 Years. These guidelines were prepared by the Paediatric Society of New Zealand, the multidisciplinary society for paediatric health professionals. The work was supported by a grant from the Ministry of Health, and the guidelines published in 2005. They are based on the evidence-based Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidelines, modified for New Zealand.
Recommended By Associate Professor Philip Pattemore, Christchurch centre, Professor Innes Asher, Auckland centre.
British Thoracic Society British Guideline on the Management of Asthma 2012 Revision
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 Chris Moyes, Bay of Plenty centre.
Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Wheeze and Chest Infection in Children under One Year.
Recommended By Professor Innes Asher, Auckland centre.
Melbourne RCH guidelines We use Starship guidelines and Melbourne RCH guidelines for acute asthma, and the Paediatric Society of NZ’s “Management of asthma in children aged 1-15 years”.
Recommended By Dr Sarah Currie, Hawkes Bay centre.
Starship guidelines
Recommended By Dr Sarah Currie, Hawkes Bay centre.
Nigeria
Guideline for the management of acute asthma in children: 2013 update
Recommended By Dr Bilkisu Garba Ilah, Gusau centre.
Niue
Starship guidelines
Recommended By Dr Marina Pulu, Niue Island 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.
Peru
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 Assistant Professor William Checkley, Puno centre, Assistant Professor William Checkley, Tumbes centre.
Portugal
Abordagem e controlo da asma
Recommended By Dr José Rosado Pinto, Lisboa centre.
MANUAL PARA ABORDAGEM DA SIBILÂNCIA E ASMA EM IDADE PEDIÁTRICA
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.
Russia
bronchial asthma in children (in Russian)
Recommended By Professor Elena Kamaltinova, Tomsk centre.
Samoa
Starship guidelines
Recommended By Dr Litara Esera-Tulifau, Apia 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 Badr Rashed Al-Ghamdi, Abha centre, Dr Abdullah Yousef, Alkhobar centre.
Serbia
Vodi? klini?ke prakse za dijagnostikovanje, le?enje i pra?enje astme u de?jem uzrastu (Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of asthma in children)
Recommended By Dr Danilo Višnjevac, Indjija centre.
South Africa
Guideline for the management of acute asthma in children: 2013 update
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.
Asturias regional guidelines Asturias regional guidelines (only children): http://tinyurl.com/dx9ndv6 or http://tinyurl.com/ced85cv Spain national guidelines children and adults): http://www.gemasma.com/ or http://tinyurl.com/bosrxs9
Recommended By Dr Ignacio Carvajal-Urueña, Asturias centre.
GEMA 2009 - via SEICAP GEMA 2009 es el producto de la colaboración de SEICAP con SENP, SEPAR, SEAIC, SEMERGEN, SEMG, GRAP, SEORL, semFYC, FEP, con el apoyo del Centro Cochrane Iberoamericano. Es una completa guía para el diagnóstico, tratamiento y seguimiento del asma bronquial, la enfermedad más importante en Alergia Infantil.
Recommended By Dr Alberto Arnedo-Pena, Castellón 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 Alberto Arnedo-Pena, Castellón centre, Dr Andrés Rabadán-Asensio, Cádiz 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.
PROCESO ASISTENCIAL INTEGRADO ASMA
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.
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 children 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

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 Childhood 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.
NORMAS Y RECOMENDACIONES PARA EL MANEJO DE ASMA EN PEDIATRIA
Recommended By Dr Pascual Chiarella, Lima centre.
Taiwan
Asthma guideline for adults and Children in Taiwan
Recommended By Professor Jing-Long Huang, Taipei centre.
Uruguay
Pautas da Asma en Pediatria
Recommended By Dra Dolores Holgado, Montevideo centre.
Uruguayan consensus on asthma management Rev.Med.Urug.2002; 18: 122-147
Recommended By Dra Dolores Holgado, Montevideo centre.