Also part of the UPMC family:
Also part of the UPMC family:

​Asthma Resources

UPMC Content 3

Clinical Guidelines for Asthma

At the request of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) issued a comprehensive update of clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma.

The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) also has provided guidelines for the management of asthma. These guidelines provide new guidance on selecting treatment based on a patient’s individual needs and level of asthma control.

The guidelines emphasize that asthma severity and symptoms can change over time so treatment should be adjusted as needed. The guidelines also stress that patients need the skills to self-monitor and manage their asthma using a written asthma action plan.

The Asthma Institute works with patients to build their skills and gives them tools to manage their asthma.

Respiratory Reader

UPMC's Respiratory Reader newsletter offers valuable information on new initiatives and case studies, some of which are eligible for online CME credit through the University of Pittsburgh.

Read the latest issue of Respiratory Reader.

UPMC Health Library

Learn more about asthma with helpful information under the asthma section of the UPMC Health Library

Pitt+Me Clinical Trials

The Pitt+Me initiative is a program of the University of Pittsburgh's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) that engages researchers, patients, and volunteers from the greater Pittsburgh community in an effort to advance science and improve health for future generations.

We encourage you to join the more than 100,000 participants in the Pitt+Me Regis​try​ who have signed up to receive our newsletter and hear more about research opportunities that may be of interest.

Learn more about research studies and clinical trials that are related to Asthma​.

Additional Asthma Resources

Find a Doctor

Browse UPMC doctors and medical professionals to find the care that's right for you. Customize your search by specialty, zip code, last name, and more.


Visit the UPMC Find a Doctor website.
Make an Appointment

Find important information on scheduling your appointment or finding a doctor or service that meets your needs.


Request an appointment now.
Find a Location

Browse addresses and contact information for our network of hospitals, specialty care practices, and community health locations.


Find a UPMC location near you.
Pay Your Bill

Learn more about how to pay your UPMC bill. Find resources including payment methods and contact information for assistance.


Pay your bill now.
Find a Job

Advance your career with UPMC. Discover our latest job listings and learn about our values and career pathways.


Find your ideal job at UPMC.