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Gina report 2019

From Gina” The 2019 update of the Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention¬†incorporates new scientific information about asthma¬†based on a review of recent scientific literature by an international panel of experts on the GINA Science Committee. This comprehensive and practical resource about one of the most common chronic lung diseases worldwide contains extensive citations from the scientific literature and forms the basis for other GINA documents and programs. “

I was provided this link from Eric Chung, Respiratory Therapy Professional Practise Lead at Eagle Ridge Hospital which easily illustrates the available services in BC for Pulmonary Rehab and Lung Education.

The map is interactice and provides addresses and contact information.


Thanks Eric!


Excellent education link

This educational series on combination therapy for asthma and COPD examines recent evidence and strategies for combining bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids in the management of asthma or COPD. The expert faculty will assess clinical data and provide insights on how they may translate to clinical practice in Canada.

Access site HERE


Inhaler Device Chart


inhaler device chart

Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that could explain why the common cold can bring on life-threatening asthma attacks.

Published today in Science Translational Medicine, the findings indicate this may be a potential target for  that could be more effective than existing treatments.


Read article:

Study finds potential new target to treat asthma attacks brought on by colds

Asthma refresher for RN’s

pathology asthma

PowerPoint refresher Asthma:


Pediatric asthma lacks sensitive objective measures for asthma monitoring. The forced oscillation technique (FOT) offers strong feasibility across the paediatric age range but relationships between FOT parameter day-to-day variability and paediatric asthma severity and control are unknown.

Conclusions:  Increased day-to-day FOT variability exists in asthmatic school-aged children. Day-to-day Rrs variability was associated with asthma severity and with asthma control. FOT may be useful objective monitoring tool in paediatric asthma and warrants further study.


PubMed Central Canada (PMC Canada):

Within-Breath Analysis of Respiratory Mechanics in Asthmatic Patients by Forced Oscillation


?Forced oscillation technique (FOT): a new tool for epidemiology of occupational lung diseases?

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that two receptors of leukotriene B4, BLT1 and BLT2, actually play opposite roles in inflammation, suggesting new drug targets and strategies for treatment



Inflammatory on and off switch identified for allergic asthma and COPD

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