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New Guidelines for Asthma Treatment
Anticipating New Clinical Guidelines for the Treatment of Asthma in 2019

As a long-term advocate for children with asthma and their families, Visionary Consulting Partners, LLC (Visionary) anticipates the release of new national guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of asthma in August of 2019. The most recent iteration of guidelines was published in 2007 by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Committee, coordinated by the  National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).  The 2007 National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma provided an evidence-based foundation for physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, researchers, and educators to diagnose, treat, and manage asthma in patients.  In 2014, an Asthma Expert Working Group was convened by the NHLBI with the goal of determining the need and scope of an update to these guidelines. Currently, the group is working to identify critical findings across systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and clinical trials to inform the 2019 update. To date, topics for inclusion selected by the Asthma Expert Working Group include the: 

1.Role of Adjustable Medication Dosing in Recurrent Wheezing and Asthma

2.Role of Long-Acting Antimuscarinic Agents (LAMAs) in Asthma Management as Add-on to Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICS)

3.Role of Bronchial Thermoplasty in Adult Severe Asthma

4.Role of Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) in Diagnosis, Medication Selection, and Monitoring Treatment Response in Asthma

5.Role of Remediation of Indoor Allergens (e.g. House Dust/Animals/Pests) in Asthma Management

6.Role of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Asthma

Over the years, Visionary has supported multiple initiatives that aimed to improve the health and wellbeing of patients with asthma and their families. In fact, our CEO, Ms. Eleanor (Ellie) Thornton, led the development of asthma initiatives nationwide, and has trained and mentored asthma interventionists in pursuit of national asthma educator certification. 

Learn more about our work supporting children with asthma and their families. 

Learn more about the new asthma guidelines. 

Citation:  Kathryn Blake and Hengameh Raissy. Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology. Mar 2018. ahead of print http://doi.org/10.1089/ped.2018.0878

 

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