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Clinical Practice Guidelines

The IOM (2011) defined clinical practice guidelines as "statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options."


Microscope view of the lungs
Research Feature
Might pave the way for new and improved treatments for a wide variety of respiratory diseases Maps may be great tools for helping you find your way around unfamiliar places, but in the future, a new type of map well might help save your life. Welcome to the Molecular Atlas of Lung Development Program, or LungMAP, a historic effort to help researchers navigate the complex, poorly understood landscape of the human lung. The project aims to create the world’s first comprehensive map of the dynamic molecular and cellular architecture of the developing lung. Researchers say a deeper understanding...


Bethesda, MD

Asthma is a common chronic disease without cure. To address this important clinical condition, The NHLBI convened a...