Note: Some of these resources may only be accessible within an authenticated CCHS IP range.

Asthma

Practice Guidelines

Guidelines for the Diagnosis & Management of Asthma – National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute; National Asthma Education & Prevention Program; August 2007

Diagnosis & Management of Asthma – Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Jan. 2008

Diagnosis & Treatment of asthma in childhood: a PRACTALL consensus report – European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, January 2008 (via PubMed link)

Attaining optimal asthma control: A practice parameter – Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology; November 2005

Key clinical activities for quality asthma care – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the National Asthma Education & Prevention Program, March 200

Review Articles

Asthma: Defining of the Persistent Adult Phenotypes – Lancet (via PubMed link)

The Asthma Epidemic – NEJM

Asthma: The Role of Allergens – Am Fam Physician

Asthma Update: Part I. Diagnosis, Monitoring, & Prevention – Am Fam Phys

Asthma Update: Part II. Medical Management – Am Fam Physician

Childhood Asthma: Treatment Update – Am Fam Physician

Indoor Environmental Influences on Children’s Asthma – Pediatric Clinics N.A.

Leukotriene Inhibitors in the Tx of Allergy & Asthma – Am Fam Phys

Leukotrienes – NEJM

Mild or Moderate Persistent Asthma: Pharmacological Mgmt – Lancet (via PubMed link)

Severe Asthma in Adults: Mechanisms, Diagnosis, & Mgmt – Lancet (via PubMed link)

COPD

Practice Guidelines

Webpage with links to GOLD documents: Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, updated 2007.

Global Strategy for Diagnosis, Management, & Prevention of COPD

GOLD evidence-based guidelines, updated December 2007.

Executive Summary: Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, & Prevention of COPD – peer-reviewed summary of GOLD recommendations, revised 2007.

Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, & Prevention – a quick-reference guide to GOLD guidelines, updated 2007.

Global strategy for the diagnosis, management, & prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Summary of guidelines of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), November 2006, revised 2007

Diagnosis & Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – American College of Physicians, November 2007

Review Articles

Clinical Course of COPD: Review of Therapeutic Interventions – Am J Med

Management of COPD – NEJM

Management of Severe COPD – Lancet (via PubMed link)

Medications for COPD: A Review of Effectiveness – Am Fam Phys

Optimizing Treatment of COPD – Am J Med

Treatment of Stable COPD – Lancet (via PubMed link)

Cough

Practice Guidelines

Diagnosis & Management of Cough – American College of Chest Physicians, January 2006

Complications of Cough – American College of Chest Physicians, January 2006

Review Articles

Evaluation of the Patient with Chronic Cough – Am Fam Physician

Miscellaneous Review Articles

Adult Cystic Fibrosis – JAMA

Asbestos-Related Lung Disease – Am Fam Physician

Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Atypical Pathogens & Challenges

– Am Fam Physician

Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Diagnosis & Treatment – Am Fam Phys

Dyspnea: Evaluation of Chronic Dyspnea – Am Fam Physician

Lung Cancer: Diagnosis & Management – Am Fam Physician

Obesity & Chronic Respiratory Diseases – CMAJ

Pleural Effusion in Adults: Diagnostic Approach – Am Fam Physician

Pulmonary Vasculitis: Diagnosis & Management – Chest