Monitoring asthma in children

Pijnenburg, Marielle W, Baraldi, Eugenio, Brand, Paul L.P, Carlsen, Kai-Hakon, Eber, Ernst, Frischer, Thomas, Hedlin, Gunilla, Kulkarni, Neeta, Lex, Christiane, Makela, Mika J, Mantzouranis, Eva, Moeller, Alexander, Pavord, Ian, Piacentini, Giorgio, Price, David, Rottier, Bart L, Saglani, Sejal, Sly, Peter D, Szefler, Stanley J, Tonia, Thomy, Turner, Steve, Wooler, Edwina and Lodrup Carlsen, Karin C (2015) Monitoring asthma in children. European Respiratory Journal, 45 4: 906-925. doi:10.1183/09031936.00088814

Author Pijnenburg, Marielle W
Baraldi, Eugenio
Brand, Paul L.P
Carlsen, Kai-Hakon
Eber, Ernst
Frischer, Thomas
Hedlin, Gunilla
Kulkarni, Neeta
Lex, Christiane
Makela, Mika J
Mantzouranis, Eva
Moeller, Alexander
Pavord, Ian
Piacentini, Giorgio
Price, David
Rottier, Bart L
Saglani, Sejal
Sly, Peter D
Szefler, Stanley J
Tonia, Thomy
Turner, Steve
Wooler, Edwina
Lodrup Carlsen, Karin C
Title Monitoring asthma in children
Journal name European Respiratory Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1399-3003
Publication date 2015-04-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1183/09031936.00088814
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 45
Issue 4
Start page 906
End page 925
Total pages 20
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publisher European Respiratory Society
Language eng
Subject 2740 Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Abstract The goal of asthma treatment is to obtain clinical control and reduce future risks to the patient. To reach this goal in children with asthma, ongoing monitoring is essential. While all components of asthma, such as symptoms, lung function, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and inflammation, may exist in various combinations in different individuals, to date there is limited evidence on how to integrate these for optimal monitoring of children with asthma. The aims of this ERS Task Force were to describe the current practise and give an overview of the best available evidence on how to monitor children with asthma. 22 clinical and research experts reviewed the literature. A modified Delphi method and four Task Force meetings were used to reach a consensus. This statement summarises the literature on monitoring children with asthma. Available tools for monitoring children with asthma, such as clinical tools, lung function, bronchial responsiveness and inflammatory markers, are described as are the ways in which they may be used in children with asthma. Management-related issues, comorbidities and environmental factors are summarised. Despite considerable interest in monitoring asthma in children, for many aspects of monitoring asthma in children there is a substantial lack of evidence.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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