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Journal of ZheJiang University(Medical Science)  2016, Vol. 45 Issue (5): 447-452    DOI: 10.3785/j.issn.1008-9292.2016.09.01
Interpretation of 2016 asthma management and prevention guideline
HUA Wen, HUANG Huaqiong, SHEN Huahao
Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310009, China
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The revision in 2016 asthma management and prevention guideline includes both the diagnosis of asthma and the control-based asthma management. It points out that asthma is a heterogeneous disease, and the diagnosis of asthma should be based on the characteristic pattern of symptoms and evidence of variable airflow limitation, emphasizing the diagnosis of atypical asthma. Besides, the epidemiology of asthma, assessment of asthma, management severe asthma, special type of asthma and asthma in special populations have been added in this version. The revised guideline provides an important reference for the standardized management of asthma.

Key wordsAsthma/diagnosis      Asthma/etiology      Asthma/therapy      Respiratory function tests      Bronchial provocation tests      Chronic disease      Guidebooks     
Received: 30 August 2016      Published: 25 September 2016
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HUA Wen, HUANG Huaqiong, SHEN Huahao. Interpretation of 2016 asthma management and prevention guideline. Journal of ZheJiang University(Medical Science), 2016, 45(5): 447-452.

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关键词: 哮喘/诊断,  哮喘/病因学,  哮喘/治疗,  呼吸功能试验,  支气管激发试验,  慢性病,  指南 
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