|Published by:||Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network; British Thoracic Society|
Guideline provides information on the clinical features of asthma and recommendations on diagnostic testing.
|Published by:||Global Initiative for Asthma|
A clinical diagnosis of asthma is prompted by symptoms including wheezing, cough, episodic breathlessness, and chest tightness. Measurements of lung function provide an assessment of the severity of airflow limitation and provides confirmation of the diagnosis.
Measurements of allergic status can help to identify risk factors that cause asthma symptoms.
Canadian Thoracic Society 2012 guideline update: diagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers, children and adults
|Published by:||Canadian Thoracic Society|
Evidence-based guidelines including recommendations on the diagnosis of asthma in preschoolers, children, and adults.
|Published by:||National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute|
Diagnosis, classification, and treatment illustrated for all levels of severity.
Asthma severity and control can be viewed as a management ladder that can be stepped up or stepped down based on the severity of the disease and adequacy of the control.
|Published by:||American College of Chest Physicians|
Focuses on the diagnosis and management of work-related asthma (including diagnostic tests, and work and compensation issues), as well as preventive measures.
Work-related asthma should be considered in all individuals with new-onset or worsening asthma, and a careful occupational history should be obtained.
Diagnostic tests such as serial peak flow recordings, methacholine challenge tests, immunological tests, and specific inhalation challenge tests (if available), can increase diagnostic certainty.