The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
(AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI)
have developed guidelines for getting
asthma under control. They list the goals of asthma
The overall goals of treatment for pregnant women with asthma are the
same as for nonpregnant women with asthma. In addition, emphasis must be placed
Asthma Education and Prevention Program considers your asthma is
well-controlled if you:3
CitationsJoint Task Force on Practice Parameters (2005).
Attaining optimal asthma control: A practice parameter. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 116(5): S3–S11. Available online:
http://www.allergyparameters.org/file_depot/0-10000000/30000-40000/30326/folder/73825/2005+Asthma+Control.pdf.National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
(2005). Working Group Report on Managing Asthma During Pregnancy: Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment Update 2004 (NIH
Publication No. 05-5236). Available online:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/astpreg.htm.National Institutes of Health (2007). National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (NIH
Publication No. 08–5846). Available online:
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E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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