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GINA strategy report published

This article provides a summary of key changes in the GINA report, and their rationale.

The changes to the updated guide include

  • revised asthma definition
  • tools for assessing symptom control and risk factors for adverse outcomes
  • expanded indications for inhaled corticosteroid therapy
  • framework for targeted treatment based on phenotype, modifiable risk factors, patient preference, and practical issues
  • optimisation of medication effectiveness by addressing inhaler technique and adherence
  • revised recommendations about written asthma action plans
  • diagnosis and initial treatment of the asthma‚ąíchronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome
  • diagnosis in wheezing pre-school children
  • updated strategies for adaptation and implementation of GINA recommendations.