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The Saudi Initiative for Asthma.

Al-Moamary MS, Al-Hajjaj MS, Idrees MM, Zeitouni MO, Alanezi MO, Al-Jahdali HH, Al Dabbagh M - Ann Thorac Med (2009)

Bottom Line: SINA is founded on the latest available evidence, local literature, and knowledge of the current setting in Saudi Arabia.Emphasis is placed on understanding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, medications, and clinical presentation.SINA elaborates on the development of patient-doctor partnership, self-management, and control of precipitating factors.

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Affiliation: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. almoamary@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT
The Saudi Initiative for Asthma (SINA) provides up-to-date guidelines for healthcare workers managing patients with asthma. SINA was developed by a panel of Saudi experts with respectable academic backgrounds and long-standing experience in the field. SINA is founded on the latest available evidence, local literature, and knowledge of the current setting in Saudi Arabia. Emphasis is placed on understanding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, medications, and clinical presentation. SINA elaborates on the development of patient-doctor partnership, self-management, and control of precipitating factors. Approaches to asthma treatment in SINA are based on disease control by the utilization of Asthma Control Test for the initiation and adjustment of asthma treatment. This guideline is established for the treatment of asthma in both children and adults, with special attention to children 5 years and younger. It is expected that the implementation of these guidelines for treating asthma will lead to better asthma control and decrease patient utilization of the health care system.

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Figure 0004: Asthma control test

Mentions: For patients who are not currently taking long-term controller medications, step 2 is recommended as the initial step [Figures 2 and 3]. If the initial symptoms are more frequent, treatment is recommended at step 3. Never the less, some patients have little symptoms where SABA on as needed bases is enough (Evidence D). The consensus among SINA panel is to simplify the approach to initiate asthma therapy by using ACT [Figure 4].[115] A score of ≥20 will lead to step 1, 16-19 to step 2, and less than 16 to step 3 (Evidence D).


The Saudi Initiative for Asthma.

Al-Moamary MS, Al-Hajjaj MS, Idrees MM, Zeitouni MO, Alanezi MO, Al-Jahdali HH, Al Dabbagh M - Ann Thorac Med (2009)

Asthma control test
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2801049&req=5

Figure 0004: Asthma control test
Mentions: For patients who are not currently taking long-term controller medications, step 2 is recommended as the initial step [Figures 2 and 3]. If the initial symptoms are more frequent, treatment is recommended at step 3. Never the less, some patients have little symptoms where SABA on as needed bases is enough (Evidence D). The consensus among SINA panel is to simplify the approach to initiate asthma therapy by using ACT [Figure 4].[115] A score of ≥20 will lead to step 1, 16-19 to step 2, and less than 16 to step 3 (Evidence D).

Bottom Line: SINA is founded on the latest available evidence, local literature, and knowledge of the current setting in Saudi Arabia.Emphasis is placed on understanding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, medications, and clinical presentation.SINA elaborates on the development of patient-doctor partnership, self-management, and control of precipitating factors.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. almoamary@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT
The Saudi Initiative for Asthma (SINA) provides up-to-date guidelines for healthcare workers managing patients with asthma. SINA was developed by a panel of Saudi experts with respectable academic backgrounds and long-standing experience in the field. SINA is founded on the latest available evidence, local literature, and knowledge of the current setting in Saudi Arabia. Emphasis is placed on understanding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, medications, and clinical presentation. SINA elaborates on the development of patient-doctor partnership, self-management, and control of precipitating factors. Approaches to asthma treatment in SINA are based on disease control by the utilization of Asthma Control Test for the initiation and adjustment of asthma treatment. This guideline is established for the treatment of asthma in both children and adults, with special attention to children 5 years and younger. It is expected that the implementation of these guidelines for treating asthma will lead to better asthma control and decrease patient utilization of the health care system.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus