2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines: A Report from the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee Expert Panel Working Group

Expert Panel Working Group of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) administered and coordinated National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee (NAEPPCC)

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Abstract

The 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines: A Report from the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee Expert Panel Working Group was coordinated and supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. It is designed to improve patient care and support informed decision making about asthma management in the clinical setting. This update addresses six priority topic areas as determined by the state of the science at the time of a needs assessment, and input from multiple stakeholders: • Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide Testing • Indoor Allergen Mitigation • Intermittent Inhaled Corticosteroids • Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonists • Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Allergic Asthma • Bronchial ThermoplastyA rigorous process was undertaken to develop these evidence-based guidelines. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Evidence-Based Practice Centers conducted systematic reviews on these topics, which were used by the Expert Panel Working Group as a basis for developing recommendations and guidance. The Expert Panel used GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation), an internationally accepted framework, in consultation with an experienced methodology team for determining the certainty of evidence and the direction and strength of recommendations based on the evidence. Practical implementation guidance for each recommendation incorporates findings from NHLBI-led patient, caregiver, and clinician focus groups. To assist clincians in implementing these recommendations into patient care, the new recommendations have been integrated into the existing Expert Panel Report-3 (EPR-3) asthma management step diagram format.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1217-1270
Number of pages54
JournalJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume146
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Asthma Guideline
  • NHLBI
  • allergen mitigation
  • asthma
  • bronchial thermoplasty
  • fractional exhaled nitric oxide
  • immunotherapy
  • inhaled corticosteroids
  • long-acting muscarinic antagonist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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