Although asthma is very common affecting 5-10% of the population, the diagnosis of asthma in adults remains a challenge in the real world that results in both over- and under-diagnosis. A task force (TF) was set up by the European Respiratory Society to systematically review the literature on the diagnostic accuracy of tests used to diagnose asthma in adult patients and provide recommendation for clinical practice. This document presents their findings.
European Respiratory Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Asthma in Children Aged 5–16 Years
Diagnosing asthma in children represents an important clinical challenge. There is no single gold-standard test to confirm the diagnosis. Consequently, over- and under-diagnosis of asthma is frequent in children. A task force supported by the European Respiratory Society has developed these evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis of asthma in children aged 5–16 years using nine Population, Intervention, Comparator and Outcome (PICO) questions.
ATS/ERS recommendations for standardized procedures for the online and offline measurement of exhaled lower respiratory nitric oxide and nasal nitric oxide, 2005
Joint Recommendations of the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society for standardized procedures for the online and offline measurement of exhaled lower respiratory nitric oxide and nasal nitric oxide.
The aim of this document is to provide technical standards and recommendations for sample collection and analytic approaches and to highlight future research priorities in the field with regards to breath tests including the fraction of nitric oxide in expired gas (FeNO), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), variables in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) and other measurements.
Recommendations for Standardized Procedures for the Online and Offline Measurement of Exhaled Lower Respiratory Nitric Oxide and Nasal Nitric Oxide in Adults and Children
Official Statement of the American Thoracic Society (1999) regarding recommendations for Standardized Procedures for the Online and Offline Measurement of Exhaled Lower Respiratory Nitric Oxide and Nasal Nitric Oxide in Adults and Children.
An official ATS clinical practice guideline: interpretation of exhaled nitric oxide levels (FENO) for clinical applications
Evidence based guideline for the interpretation of fractional nitric oxide in exhaled breath (Fe(NO)) for practicing healthcare providers to guide them in the appropriate use and interpretation of Fe(NO) in clinical practice.