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CTS Journal
Domain Guideline/Position Statement Publication Status GRADE Evidence Profiles Other Documents
Asthma 2021 Guideline update: Diagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers, children and adultsAugust 2021 -correction note Dec 2021Current
Asthma 2021 Canadian Thoracic Society Guideline – A Focused Update on the Management of Very Mild and Mild Asthma February 2021 Current GRADE Evidence Profiles - Very Mild and Mild Asthma
Asthma Asthma - Considerations Regarding School Return for Children and Adolescents with Asthma - Position Statement Nov 2020 Current
Asthma Addressing therapeutic questions to help Canadian physicians optimize asthma management for their patients during the Covid-19 pandemic - Position statement April 2020 Current
Asthma Are the 2019 Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) strategy recommendations applicable to the Canadian context? Q&A 2019 Current
Asthma Recognition and management of severe asthma - Position Statement 2017 Under Review
Asthma Diagnosis & management of asthma in preschoolers - Position Statement 2015 Under Review
Asthma Guideline: CTS 2012 guideline update: Diagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers, children and adults2012 Archived
Asthma Asthma Management Continuum – Consensus Summary for children six years of age and over, and adults2010 Archived
Asthma Guideline: Summary of Recommendations from the Canadian Asthma Consensus 2003 Archived
Asthma Adult Asthma Consensus Guidelines Update 2003 Archived
Asthma 2003 Guideline: Canadian Pediatric Asthma Consensus 2005 Archived
Asthma Canadian Asthma Consensus Report 1999 Archived
Asthma Guideline for Occupational Asthma 1998 Archived
CHEST Procedures Bronchoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemicApril 2021 Current
COPD Addressing therapeutic questions to help Canadian physicians optimize COPD management for their patients during the Covid-19 pandemic2020 Current
COPD CTS guideline on pharmacotherapy in patients with COPD— 2019 update of evidence2019 Current
COPD CTS position statement: Pharmacotherapy in patients with COPD - An Update2017 Updated in 2019
COPD 2014 CHEST-CTS Guideline: Prevention of Acute Exacerbation of COPD2014 Current
COPD CTS Guideline: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency targeted testing and augmentation therapy2012 Under Review
COPD CTS Guideline: Managing dyspnea in patients with advanced COPD2011 Under Review
COPD CTS Guideline: Optimizing pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD – practical issues2010 Under Review
COPD Update CTS Guideline – Highlights for Primary Care – Recommendations for Management of COPD2008 Under Review
COPD Update CTS Guideline – Recommendations for Management of COPD2007 Under Review
COPD CTS Guideline – Recommendations for Management of COPD 2003 Archived
COPD CTS Guidelines for the Management of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis 2003 Archived
COUGH Mechanical insufflation-exsufflation and available funding for Canadian adult patients. A Canadian Thoracic Society Position Statement 2021 Current
COVID-19 Clinical Triage - Triaging Access to Critical Care Resources in Patients With Chronic Respiratory Diseases in the Event of a Major COVID-19 Surge Key Highlights from the CTS position statement - Commentary Dec 2020 (CHEST Journal) Current
COVID-19 Clinical Triage - Clinical triage thresholds in respiratory disease patients in the event of a major surge during the COVID-19 pandemic - Position Statement July 2020 Current
COVID-19 Face Masks - Canadian Thoracic Society recommendations regarding the use of face masks by the public during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic- Position Statement Dec 2021 Current
COVID-19 Inhaled Salbutamol Shortage – Mitigation Strategy for AsthmaApril 2020 Current
COVID-19 Inhaled Salbutamol Shortage – Mitigation Strategy for COPDApril 2020 Current
COVID-19 Vaccination - CTS Information and Guidance for Respiratory Health Care Professionals on COVID 19 Vaccination Dec 2021 Current
Home Mechanical Ventilation Long-Term Non-Invasive Ventilation in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – 2021 Canadian Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline Update2021 Current Available Available
Home Mechanical Ventilation Home mechanical ventilation for patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A CTS Clinical Practice Guideline2019 Current
Home Mechanical Ventilation Pediatric Home Mechanical Ventilation: A CTS Clinical Practice Guideline2017 Current
Home Mechanical Ventilation (Adult) Home Mechanical Ventilation: A CTS Clinical Practice Guideline2011 Update in Progress
Interstitial Lung Disease ILD - Optimizing care for patients with interstitial lung disease during the COVID-19 pandemic - Commentary August 2020 Current
Interstitial Lung Disease Position Statement - Standard of Care for Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease – Position Statement2018 Current
Interstitial Lung Disease Position Statement - Evaluation of patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease2017 Current
Interstitial Lung Disease Position Statement - Long-term Monitoring of Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease 2020 Current
Pediatric Clinical practice guideline for diagnostic testing for children with obstructive sleep apnea: A joint initiative of the Canadian Thoracic Society and the Canadian Sleep Society In Preparation
Pediatric Considerations Regarding School Return for Children and Adolescents with Asthma - Position Statement 2020 Current
Pediatric Pediatric Home Mechanical Ventilation: A CTS Clinical Practice Guideline 2017 Current
Pediatric Diagnosis & management of asthma in preschoolers - Position Statement 2015 Current
PRESTINE Pan-Canadian standards for severe asthma in electronic medical records2021 Current
PRESTINE Pan-Canadian asthma and COPD standards for electronic health records: A Canadian Thoracic Society Expert Working Group Report2018 Current
Pulmonary Function Testing Version 3.0 - Pulmonary Function Testing - Resumption of Pulmonary Function Testing during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Joint CTS/CSRT Position Statement January 2022 Current
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Pulmonary Rehabilitation -Rehabilitation for COVID-19 and Implications for Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Position Statement Nov 2021 Current
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Delivering Pulmonary Rehabilitation during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Position Statement Sept 2020 Current
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Quality indicators for pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Canada: A CTS expert working group report2019 Current
Pulmonary Vascular Disease Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Thoracic Society Position Statement on Pulmonary Hypertension2020 Current
Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Guideline - Diagnosis of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: A Canadian Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline Update2019 Current
Sleep Disorders Addendum to the Position Statement from CTS, CSS and CSRT - Philips Respironics RecallMay 2022 Current
Sleep Disorders CTS/CSS/CSRT Position Statement on Philips Respironics RecallJuly 2021 Current
Sleep Disorders Helping Canadian Health Care Providers to Optimize Sleep Disordered Breathing Management for their Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Position Statement April 2020 Current
Sleep Disorders Sleep Disordered Breathing - Updated recommendations for resumption of sleep clinic and laboratory testingJuly 2020 Current
Sleep Disorders Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Driving: A Canadian Thoracic Society and Canadian Sleep Society Position Paper2014 Under Review
Sleep Disorders CTS Guideline Update: Diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing2011 Update in Progress
Sleep Disorders CTS/CSS Position Paper on the use of portable monitoring for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea in adults2010 Under Review
Sleep Disorders CTS Guideline – Executive Summary – Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Adults 2006 Archived
Spirometry Spirometry in primary care – Position Statement2013 Under Review
Tuberculosis Canadian Tuberculosis Standards - 8th Edition2022 Current
Tuberculosis/ Infectious Diseases Canadian Tuberculosis Standards, 7th Edition2014 Archived
Tuberculosis/ Infectious Diseases Summary of Canadian Guidelines for the Initial Management of Community-acquired Pneumonia: An evidence-based update by the Canadian Infectious Diseases Society and the CTS 2000 Archived

 

Status Definitions

CURRENT Guidelines and Statements that have been published within the past 3 years, or that have been reviewed and confirmed to still be current.
UNDER REVIEW Guidelines that have been published over 3 years ago and are being considered by the Assembly for possible full revision or recommendations being updated.
UPDATE IN PROGRESS Guidelines that are in the process of being revised.
IN PREPARATION Guidelines or Statements that are in the process of being produced.
ARCHIVED Guidelines or Statements that are deemed to be no longer current as a more recent version has been published.

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