Asthma Diagnosis and Management Algorithm for Primary Care
Adult Asthma Action Plan
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Adjustment of Inhaled Controller Therapy of Asthma in the Yellow Zone
References for Asthma Diagnosis and Management Algorithm:
Becker, A, et al., on behalf of the Asthma Guidelines Working Group of the Canadian Network for Asthma Care and the Canadian Thoracic Society.
Summary of recommendations from the Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines, 2003 and Canadian Pediatric Asthma Consensus Guidelines, 2003. CMAJ 2005; 173 (6 suppl): S1-S56.
FM Ducharme, SD Dell, D Radhakrishnan, et al. Diagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers: A Canadian Thoracic Society and Canadian Pediatric Society position paper. Can Respir J 2015; 22(3): 135-143.
Lougheed MD et al. Canadian Thoracic Society Guideline update: Diagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers, children and adults: executive summary. Can Respir J 2012; 19(6): e81-e88
Lemiere, C, et al., on behalf of the Canadian Adult Consensus Group of the Canadian Thoracic Society. Adult Asthma Consensus Guidelines Update, 2003. CRJ 2004; 11 (Suppl A): 5A-33A.
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Beveridge RC, et al., for CAEP/CTS Asthma Advisory Committee, Guidelines for the Emergency Management of Asthma in Adults. CMAJ July 1, 1996; 155(1)
Roberts, SD et al. FEV1/FVC ratio of 70% Misclassifies Patients with Obstruction at the Extremes of Age. CHEST 2006; 130 (1): 200-6
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From the Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention, Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 2012. Available from: http://www.ginasthma.org/.
From the Global Strategy for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in Children 5 Years and Younger, Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 2009. Available from: http://www.ginasthma.org/.
Adapted with permission from the Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines (1999), www.asthmaguidelines.com; by the Design Task Force for the Ontario Asthma Primary Care Pilot 2002; revised by the PCAP Advisory Committee 2013 and revised again in 2015. Document received endorsement from the Ontario Respiratory Care Society and the Ontario Thoracic Society.