World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day on 1 May  is an annual event on organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

Cochrane Airways works with authors (typically clinicians and researchers) to produce systematic reviews on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and other lung diseases, and asthma. To mark this day, the Cochrane Airways Managing Editor, Emma Dennett, wrote a blog to talk about the outcomes of a patient workshop  they held and the reviews that followed. Below are a variety of Cochrane resources related to World Asthma Day.


Highlighted Cochrane Reviews

Asthma education for school staff (Related blog post)

Personalised asthma action plans for adults with asthma


Stopping long-acting beta2-agonists (LABA) for adults with asthma well controlled by LABA and inhaled corticosteroids

Stopping long-acting beta2-agonists (LABA) for children with asthma well controlled on LABA and inhaled corticosteroids

Different oral corticosteroid regimens for acute asthma

Shared decision-making for people with asthma

Pulse oximeters to self monitor oxygen saturation levels as part of a personalised asthma action plan for people with asthma

Lay-led and peer support interventions for adolescents with asthma

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for adults and adolescents with asthma


Tuesday, May 1, 2018