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CTS Publishes New Guidelines on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

The CTS COPD Clinical Assembly is delighted to announce the publishing of "Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Targeted Testing and Augmentation Therapy: A Canadian Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline". This clinical practice guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on targeted testing and augmentation therapy for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (A1AT) in COPD patients.

CTS Publishes New Guidelines on Asthma 

The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) Asthma Clinical Assembly is proud to announce an update to the "Canadian Thoracic Society Asthma Management Continuum – 2010 Consensus Summary for children six years of age and over, and adults". The update provides evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma in preschoolers (age 0-5 years), children (age 6-11 years) and adults (≥12 years), and addresses the following key clinical issues:

Canadian Thoracic Society Publishes Guidelines on Home Mechanical Ventilation

The Canadian Thoracic Society Home Mechanical Ventilation (HMV) Clinical Assembly is proud to announce the release of the first Canadian guideline on HMV. The guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the assessment and management of individuals requiring non-invasive or invasive HMV.

Canadian Thoracic Society Releases New Sleep Apnea Guidelines

 The Canadian Thoracic Society released new guidelines on sleep disordered breathing, which provide the latest recommendations for sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. The guidelines are created for health-care professionals by physicians who are experts in sleep disordered breathing.