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The EPR 3 Guidelines on Asthma was developed by an expert panel commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Coordinating Committee (CC), coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. Using the 1997 EPR 2 guidelines and the 2004 update of EPR 2 as the framework, the expert panel organized the literature review and final guidelines report around four essential components of asthma care, namely: assessment and monitoring, patient education, control of factors contributing to asthma severity, and pharmacologic treatment. Subtopics were developed for each of these four broad categories.

A change page describes changes made to the document since it was posted on the Web in August 2007.

* Download PDF file of individual sections of the EPR 3 Guidelines of Asthma:

Front Matter, (356 K)
Section 1: Introduction, (52 K)
Section 2: Definition, Pathophysiology and Pathogenesis..., (264 K)
Section 3: Overview and Component 1: Measures of Assessment and Monitoring, (452 K)
Section 3, Component2: Education..., (1.9 MB)
Section 3, Component3: Control of Environmental Factors..., (1.9 MB)
Section 3, Component4: Medication, (320 K)
Section 4, Managing Asthma Long Term: Overview, (108 K)
Section 4, Managing Asthma Long Term In Children 0-4 and 5-11 Years of Age, (304 K)
Section 4, Managing Asthma Long Term: Youth = 12 Years and Adults, (268 K)
Section 4, Managing Asthma Long Term: Special Situations, (48 K)
Section 5, Managing Exacerbations of Asthma, (316 K)

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Format: NHLBI produced publications : Color
Page Count: 440 pages
Subject: Asthma Clinical Practice Guidelines
Audience: Health Professionals
Language: English
Size: 8.5 in. X 11 in.
Date of Publication: 2007

Last Updated April 2012

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Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma - Summary Report 2007

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