NIH – sponsored Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma were recently updated (initial publication was in 1991), and a draft was presented at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. Comprised of Allergy / Immunologists, Pulmonologists, Primary Care physicians, and various research scientists, the Expert Panel II reiterated important issues and presented new recommendations. Some of the major points are summarized below:
We hope this summary will be helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to call Asthma & Allergy Associates of Florida, if you have any questions or need help in obtaining a copy of the guidelines. You can also find the guidelines at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute section of the NIH (National Institutes of Health) web site.
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