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New Approaches for Monitoring Asthma Control, Expanded Recommendations for Children.
The allergy National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (naepp) today issued the first comprehensive update in a decade of clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma.
The guidelines emphasize the importance of asthma control and introduce new approaches for monitoring asthma. Updated recommendations for managing asthma include an expanded section on childhood asthma with an additional age group, new guidance on medications, new recommendations on patient education in settings beyond the physician's office and new advice for controlling environmental factors that can cause asthma symptoms. Coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (nhlbi) of the National Institutes of Health, naepp convenes an expert panel when there is sufficient science to warrant a rigorous, systematic review of the published medical literature to ensure that the asthma guidelines reflect the.
Asthma is one of the most common health problems in the United States - and it can significantly affect patients' lives - at school, at work, at play, and at home, said nhlbi Director Elizabeth.
It is essential that asthma patients benefit from the best available scientific evidence, and these guidelines bring such evidence to clinical practice. Asthma is a chronic, treatable disease that causes narrowing of the airways, making asthma breathing difficult at times. More than 22 million people in the United States have asthma, including.5 million children under age 18, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Without appropriate treatment, asthma can significantly limit individuals' activities and result in asthma exacerbations, which can lead to hospitalization and even death.
The CDC estimates that 4,000 Americans die from asthma exacerbations each year.