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Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Apr;17(2):99-103. doi: 10.1097/ACI.0000000000000346.

Asthma guidelines: the Global Initiative for Asthma in relation to national guidelines.

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Department of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

To compare and contrast national asthma guidelines with the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) strategy for asthma management and prevention.

RECENT FINDINGS:

The common goal of GINA and national asthma guidelines is to improve asthma care using the best evidence available from published data. This evidence-based approach has evolved from an initial perspective of expert opinion but with that evolution has not always considered the breadth of asthma phenotypes. GINA and national guidelines differ in a number of ways. GINA reviews available data and updates the core document and recommendations based on the latest data on a yearly basis to offer local, regional and national guidelines materials needed for knowledge mobilization. It remains the purview of those organizations to structure and implement those locally appropriate guidelines.

SUMMARY:

Both GINA and national guidelines have furthered asthma care to narrow the care gap from what is known to how asthma care is delivered, hopefully in a more directed, personalized manner. As well, both GINA and national guidelines have helped to shape the direction of research for the future benefit of children and their families.

PMID:
28118238
DOI:
10.1097/ACI.0000000000000346
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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