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Tools for Diagnosing & Managing Asthma

The following are useful pocket guides for diagnosing and managing asthma. Please note, inclusion of these resources does not imply an endorsement by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Practical Guide for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma
From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, this manual helps the busy primary care provider implement the recommendations in the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program's 1997 clinical practice guidelines. Emphasizing practical information, it outlines key actions clinicians and patients can take to effectively work together in managing asthma and provides a variety of implementation aids, including medication dosage charts, glossaries of medication brand names, patient self-assessment forms, and reproducible patient handouts.

The information contained in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Allergy and Immunology Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. Your pediatrician may recommend variations in treatment based on individual facts and circumstances. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the AAP. Reprinted articles do not represent official AAP policy and should not be taken as such.

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