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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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Algorithm of acute asthma management
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Figure 0005: Algorithm of acute asthma management

Mentions: Most patients who presented with an acute asthma exacerbation have chronic uncontrolled asthma.[164] Many of the deaths have been reported in patients who have received inadequate treatment or poor education. The following should be carefully checked: previous history of near fatal asthma, patient of three or more medications, heavy use of SABA, repeated visits to emergency department, and brittle asthma. Upon presentation, a patient should be carefully assessed to determine the severity of the acute attack and the type of required treatment [Table 9].[165166] PEF and pulse oximetry measurements are complementary to history taking and physical examination [Figure 5].


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)

Algorithm of acute asthma management
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2801049&req=5

Figure 0005: Algorithm of acute asthma management
Mentions: Most patients who presented with an acute asthma exacerbation have chronic uncontrolled asthma.[164] Many of the deaths have been reported in patients who have received inadequate treatment or poor education. The following should be carefully checked: previous history of near fatal asthma, patient of three or more medications, heavy use of SABA, repeated visits to emergency department, and brittle asthma. Upon presentation, a patient should be carefully assessed to determine the severity of the acute attack and the type of required treatment [Table 9].[165166] PEF and pulse oximetry measurements are complementary to history taking and physical examination [Figure 5].

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