Guidelines: NAEPP issues new guidelines for managing asthma during pregnancy

In March 2005. the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) issued 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. To access the guidelines, visit //www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/astpreg.htm. The full NIH News Release is available online at: //www.nih.gov/news/pr/jan2005/nhlbi-11.htm.

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