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May 2017: Inhaler technique and guidelines in asthma
Read about the problems associated with poor inhaler technique and practical guidance for educating patients.
Achieving a differential asthma diagnosis: practical guidance
Discover tools, algorithms and new strategies to support diagnosis in the primary care setting.
Key dates for asthma-related events
Discover the dates and locations of key congresses and asthma awareness days in 2017.
Frequently asked questions in the diagnosis, treatment and management of asthma
Explore common questions in asthma, with answers provided by primary care experts.
Helping patients quit smoking: brief interventions for healthcare professionals
Download the IPCRG desktop helper to aid in your discussions about smoking cessation.
Shared decision-making in asthma: support for HCPs and patients
A consultation guide for key actions before, during, and after asthma reviews.
Improving the care of adults with difficult to manage asthma
Download the IPCRG desktop helper to improve care of difficult to manage asthma.
Predicting diagnosis in primary care patients suspected of obstructive respiratory disease
Download the IPCRG desktop helper to support diagnosis of asthma and COPD.
Stepping up therapy in asthma
Learn about stepping up therapy in people with uncontrolled asthma currently receiving ICS/LABA.
Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand adult asthma guidelines: a quick reference guide
Download the 2016 quick reference guide here.
British Thoracic Society/Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (BTS/SIGN) Asthma Guidelines 2016 update
Download the 2016 update of the BTS/SIGN guidelines here.
Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 2017 Report, Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention
Download the 2017 update of the GINA guidelines here.
Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines-2016 revision
Brożek JL, et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017; [Epub ahead of print]
Assessing patient and provider perceptions of factors associated with patient engagement in asthma care
Sapir T, et al. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2017; 14: 659–666.
Asthma and smoking-induced airway disease without spirometric COPD
Thomson NC. Eur Respir J 2017; 49: pii: 1602061.
Asthma in reproductive-aged women with polycystic ovary syndrome and association with obesity
Htet TD, et al. Eur Respir J 2017; 49: pii: 1601334.
Beta-agonist overuse and delay in obtaining medical review in high risk asthma: a secondary analysis of data from a randomised controlled trial
Pilcher J, et al. NPJ Prim Care Respir Med 2017; 27: 33.
Effect of an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program on exercise tolerance and asthma control in obese asthma patients
Türk Y, et al. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2017; 37: 214–222.
Effectiveness of written action plans for acute asthma: a systematic review
Villa-Roel C, et al. J Asthma 2017; [ePub ahead of print].
Occupational lung diseases: from old and novel exposures to effective preventive strategies
Cullinan P, et al. Lancet Respir Med 2017; 5: 445–455.
Perspectives of patients and healthcare professionals on mHealth for asthma self-management
Simpson AJ, et al. Eur Respir J 2017; 49: pii: 1601966.
Predictive factors for moderate or severe exacerbations in asthma patients receiving outpatient care
Gutiérrez FJÁ, et al. BMC Pulm Med 2017; 17: 77.
Realising the potential of mHealth to improve asthma and allergy care: how to shape the future
Bousquet J, et al. Eur Respir J 2017;49:pii: 1700447.
The burden of nonadherence among adults with asthma: a role for shared decision-making
Pollard S, et al. Allergy 2017; 72: 705–712.
IPCRG spirometry guide
Download the IPCRG guide to interpreting spirometry for asthma and COPD.
June 2017: Asthma: A multi-factorial disease
Explore the evidence supporting anticholinergics as a treatment option in obese asthmatics and those of African-American descent.
Useful sites for asthma
Organisations, resources, device information, action plans, publications & guidelines.
Motivational interviewing for adherence: post-training attitudes and perceptions of physicians who treat asthma patients
Román-Rodríguez M, et al. Patient Prefer Adherence 2017; 11: 811–820.
Shared care in asthma: a role for primary and secondary healthcare professionals
Discover practical advice based on publications and expert opinions.
A closer look at diagnosis and management of occupational asthma
Learn about identifying those at high risk and discover evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and management of occupational asthma.