• Special Issue Topic

    The Global Picture of Asthma after Guideline Changes and the COVID Pandemics

    Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024

    Guest Editor

    Prof. Désirée Larenas-Linnemann E-Mail

    Director of Center of Excellence in Asthma and Allergy, Hospital Médica Sur, Mexico City, Mexico

    Research Keywords: Allergen immunotherapy, asthma, severe asthma, urticaria, atopic dermatitis, guidelines

    About the Special Issue

    During the past five years we have seen major changes on global level in management (diagnosis and treatment) of patients due to the pandemics. For asthma patients there are two further issues that have been playing a role: COVID-19 itself, putting patients with uncontrolled and severe asthma at risk for more aggressive disease, whereas for the patients with milder asthma the perception of being more at risk has been hard to counterbalance with evidence this is not true. This real or perceive rise in health risk has led to a change in health-behavior for many patients with asthma. At the same time the global asthma guidelines have undergone major changes, by some even referred to as a revolution in the asthma treatment, with anti-inflammatory rescue and new biologic therapy being the most important changes in recommendations.

    We would like to dedicate this issue of the journal to the way these changes have impacted on asthma in specific regions in the world. Thus, we search for manuscripts on real world data on daily practice in asthma and allergic asthma management, but also updates in asthma and asthma-covid research.

    Keywords: Asthma, severe asthma, allergic asthma, biologics, small molecules, asthma guidelines, anti-inflammatory rescue therapy, allergen immunotherapy

    Call for Papers

    Published Articles

    Open Access
    Original Article
    Enhancing asthma care in Kuwait: insights from a modified Delphi-based consensus on the Global Initiative for Asthma 2022 guidelines and management practices
    Aim: Asthma represents a significant health burden in Kuwait, with high prevalence rates among adults and children. Most asthma patients rely on government healthcare facilities for management, s [...] Read more.
    Yasmeen Othman ... Asmaa Ali
    Published: April 19, 2024 Explor Asthma Allergy. 2024;2:118–126
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/eaa.2024.00034
    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Impact of the GINA asthma guidelines 2019 revolution on local asthma guidelines and challenges: special attention to the GCC countries
    The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) provides the most comprehensive and frequently updated guidelines for the management of asthma. The primary aim of guidelines is to bridge the gap between res [...] Read more.
    Riyad Allehebi, Hamdan AL-Jahdali
    Published: October 10, 2023 Explor Asthma Allergy. 2023;1:115–125
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/eaa.2023.00013
    Times Cited: 0