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Population Health & Primary Care Information

Asthma Resources



Find Asthma Information Resources below in the sections titled: Journals, Databases, Reports, Websites,  Books, and Guidelines.

Journals - Open Access

The following open access journals are web-accessible freely available to everyone.  Both are indexed in PubMed.




  • Asthma Burden in Virginia - July 2016     Asthma is a long term chronic lung disease affecting people of all ages, often starts in childhood, and causes swelling of the airways resulting in trouble breathing. Asthma is not curable but it is a manageable condition and often decreases in severity over time. While potentially life-threatening, normal activities are usually possible with good medical care. However, the cost of medication is an obstacle to optimal asthma care, particularly for disadvantaged populations.




GUIDELINE SUMMARY:  NGC:010537     2014 Apr   

Measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration in asthma: NIOX MINO, NIOX VERO and NObreath.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

GUIDELINE SUMMARY:  NGC:006538    2008 Feb (reaffirmed 2012)

Asthma in pregnancy.        

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 

GUIDELINE SUMMARY:  NFX:010509     2014 FEB 1

International ERS/ATS guidelines on definition, evaluation and treatment of severe asthma. 

 American Thoracic Society; European Respiratory Society

GUIDELINE SUMMARY:  NGC:005333    2005 Aug (reaffirmed 2013)

Environmental management of pediatric asthma. Guidelines for health care providers.

National Environmental Education Foundation