Friday, October 9, 2015

GINA 2015: the latest iteration of a magnificent journey

Dear Friends we are happy to present you fresh analysis of The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Guidelines 2015.

The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) represents a remarkable source document that has changed the course of asthma in most countries. The first asthma guidelines have been published in Australasia, UK and the USA. Canadian and French recommendations proposed the concept of control, and the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report initiated the concept of risk for asthma.

However, GINA is globally considered to be the prominent asthma recommendation building on existing knowledge and providing several updates or revisions since it was introduced in 1995. GINA 2015 represents a significant advance over the previous iteration, with a more practical approach and an increased appreciation of asthma as a public health problem. Due to the expected impact of GINA 2015 it is mandatory to assess strengths and weaknesses although many of these cannot be ruled out due to the lack of information currently available.

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