HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New treatment guidelines for pregnant women with asthma

The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) is issuing the first new guidelines in more than a decade for managing asthma during pregnancy. The report reflects new medications that have emerged and updates treatment recommendations for pregnant women with asthma based on a systematic review of data on the safety of asthma medications during pregnancy. An executive summary ("Quick Reference") of the guidelines is published in the January issue of the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.

Poorly controlled asthma can lead to serious medical problems for pregnant women and their fetuses. The guidelines emphasize that controlling asthma during pregnancy is important for the health and well-being of the mother as well as for the healthy development of the fetus. A stepwise approach to asthma care similar to that used in the NAEPP general asthma treatment guidelines for children and nonpregnant adults is recommended. Under this approach, medication is stepped up in intensity if needed, and stepped down when possible, depending on asthma severity. Because asthma severity changes during pregnancy for most women, the guidelines also recommend that clinicians who provide obstetric care monitor asthma severity during prenatal visits of their patients who have asthma.

"The guidelines review the evidence on asthma medications used by pregnant patients," said Barbara Alving, M.D., acting director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which administers the NAEPP. "The evidence is reassuring, and suggests that it is safer to take medications than to have asthma exacerbations. The guidelines should be a useful tool for physicians to develop optimal asthma management plans for pregnant women."

"Simply put, when a pregnant patient has trouble breathing, her fetus also has trouble getting the oxygen it needs," added William W. Busse, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, an
'"/>

Contact: NHLBI Communications Office
nhlbi_news@nhlbi.nih.gov
301-496-4236
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
11-Jan-2005


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
2. Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
3. Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
4. Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
5. Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage
6. First mouse model for multiple system atrophy points to new treatment targets for brain diseases
7. Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
8. Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors
9. Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments
10. Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women
11. Study examines lessons learned at Africas first public antiretroviral treatment clinic

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/13/2019)... ... 13, 2019 , ... Dr. Jig Patel and the dental professionals at ... talented and knowledgeable dentist from St. Louis, MO, to the team. With ... CEREC same-day dentistry, root canals and emergency treatment. Dr. Patel, Dr. Merchant and their ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... 13, 2019 , ... Surgery that moves both jaws forward – known as ... apnea (OSA), resulting in benefits that include improved breathing, daytime wakefulness and quality of ... MMA should be regarded as the preferred treatment for patients with moderate to severe ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, well ... David A. Lickstein as a leading breast expert and our newest addition to ... doctors. The invitation-only exclusive publication maintains elite as ever, with only two doctors ...
(Date:2/12/2019)... ... February 12, 2019 , ... Medical ... FDAnews and Ombu Enterprises**, Feb. 19-20, 2019, Atlanta, GA , https://www.fdanews.com/mdriskmanagement ... the Winds of Change on Jan. 22 , Risk management is just plain ...
(Date:2/12/2019)... ... February 12, 2019 , ... Accreditation Commission for ... Partnership for Home Care. This agreement allows Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care ... Accreditation services, as well as discounts on ACHCU educational resources that help prepare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/14/2019)... ... February 14, 2019 , ... Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta ... McCarthy-Keith has been named Medical Director for the Atlanta region. This distinction ... the local Atlanta community in helping patients overcome infertility. In this role, Dr. ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... February 14, 2019 , ... ... insect repellent was granted approval by the California EPA for release and sale ... US. This is a major milestone in Entomol‘s commercial development. This registration opens ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... Kno2 ®, ... as the recipients for the ‘Empower Your Care Teams and Employees’ category of ... the 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, recognize ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: