Guideline Library 2018-10-29T17:42:05+00:00


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Guideline Library

DomainGuideline/Position StatementPublicationStatusCOI Disclosure TablesReviewers’ Comments
AsthmaRecognition and management of severe asthma – Position Statement
- Evidence Tables
AsthmaDiagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers: A Canadian Thoracic Society and Canadian Pediatric Society Position Statement2015CurrentAvailable
AsthmaGuideline Update: Diagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers, children and adults2012Under Review
AsthmaGuideline: Asthma Management Continuum – Consensus Summary for children six years of age and over, and adults2010Under Review
AsthmaGuideline: Summary of Recommendations from the Canadian Asthma Consensus2003Archived
AsthmaAdult Asthma Consensus Guidelines Update2003Archived
Asthma2003 Guideline: Canadian Pediatric Asthma Consensus2005Archived
AsthmaCanadian Asthma Consensus Report1999Archived
AsthmaGuideline for Occupational Asthma1998Archived
COPDCTS Position Statement on the Pharmacological Therapy of COPD
- Evidence Tables
COPD2014 CHEST-CTS Guideline: Prevention of Acute Exacerbation of COPD2015CurrentIncluded in the guidelinen/a
COPDCTS Guideline: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency targeted testing and augmentation therapy2012Under ReviewAvailablen/a
COPDCTS Guideline: Managing dyspnea in patients with advanced COPD2011Under ReviewAvailablen/a
COPDCTS Guideline: Optimizing pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD – practical issues2010Under ReviewAvailablen/a
COPDUpdate CTS Guideline – Highlights for Primary Care – Recommendations for Management of COPD2008Under Reviewn/an/a
COPDUpdate CTS Guideline – Recommendations for Management of COPD2007Under Reviewn/an/a
COPDCTS Guideline – Recommendations for Management of COPD2003Archived
COPDCTS Guidelines for the Management of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis2003Archived
Home Mechanical Ventilation(Adult) Home Mechanical Ventilation: A CTS Clinical Practice Guideline2011Update in ProgressAvailablen/a
Home Mechanical VentilationPediatric Home Mechanical Ventilation: A CTS Clinical Practice Guideline2017CurrentAvailable
Interstitial Lung DiseaseEvaluation of patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease – CTS Position Statement2017Current
Interstitial Lung DiseaseStandard of Care for Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease – Position StatementIn Preparation
Interstitial Lung DiseaseLong-term Monitoring of Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease – Position StatementIn Preparation
Sleep DisordersObstructive Sleep Apnea and Driving: A Canadian Thoracic Society and Canadian Sleep Society Position Paper2014CurrentAvailablen/a
Sleep DisordersCTS Guideline Update: Diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing2011Update in ProgressAvailablen/a
Sleep DisordersCTS/CSS Position Paper on the use of portable monitoring for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea in adults2010Under Reviewn/an/a
Sleep DisordersCTS Guideline – Executive Summary – Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Adults2006Archived
SpirometrySpirometry in primary care – Position Statement2013Under ReviewAvailable
Tuberculosis/ Infectious DiseasesCanadian Tuberculosis Standards, 7th Edition2014Under Review
Tuberculosis/ Infectious DiseasesSummary of Canadian Guidelines for the Initial Management of Community-acquired Pneumonia: An evidence-based update by the Canadian Infectious Diseases Society and the CTS2000Archived
Pulmonary Vascular DiseasesDiagnostic Evaluation and Management of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: A Clinical Practice Guideline2010Update in ProgressAvailable
Pulmonary Vascular DiseasesOverview of general treatments in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension – Joint Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Thoracic Society position statementIn Preparation


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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