Saturday, February 8, 2014

2014 Guidelines on Severe Asthma

Dear friends I am happy to share with you new Guidelines on Severe Asthma which was published in European Respiratory Journal last week!

Severe or therapy-resistant asthma is increasingly recognised as a major unmet need in Respiratory medicine at the global level. A Task Force, supported by the European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society, reviewed the definition and provided recommendations and guidelines on the evaluation and treatment of severe asthma in children and adults.

It is hoped that the current emerging understanding of the immunopathobiology of severe asthma, of biological agents and of emerging inflammatory and molecular phenotypes will generate and lead to safe and effective biomarker-driven approaches to the therapy of severe asthma. 

Kian Fan Chung, Sally E. Wenzel, Jan L. Brozek, Andrew Bush, Mario Castro, Peter J. Sterk, Ian M. Adcock, Eric D. Bateman, Elisabeth H. Bel, Eugene R. Bleecker, Louis-Philippe Boulet, Christopher Brightling, Pascal Chanez, Sven-Erik Dahlen, Ratko Djukanovic, Urs Frey, Mina Gaga, Peter Gibson, Qutayba Hamid, Nizar N. Jajour, Thais Mauad, Ronald L. Sorkness, and W. Gerald Teague
International ERS/ATS guidelines on definition, evaluation and treatment of severe asthma Eur Respir J 2014 43:343-373; published ahead of print 2013, doi:10.1183/09031936.00202013

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