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To refer a patient to the OSU Asthma Center you can either fax the New Patient Referral form to us or simply call us at 614-293-4925. We have several specialized clinical programs to offer which can be specifically requested to tailor our evaluation to your patient’s individualized needs:

  • Individualized Care and Education for Asthma (ICE) – This unique three-visit program is designed to evaluate and initiate a comprehensive asthma management program based on the specific needs of each patient. During the initial visit, patients enrolled in ICE provide a detailed medical history and receive a comprehensive physical, with additional testing determined by the patient’s medical history. The second visit is devoted to intensive one-on-one education specific to the patient’s asthma phenotype. The third visit reinforces this education and determines the initial success of the medical management program. Patients or referring physicians can request follow-up in the Asthma Center on a regular or as-needed basis.
  • Asthma in Athletes – Devoted to the unique care and individual needs of competitive or recreational athletes with asthma.
  • Severe Asthma – A comprehensive evaluation and management program for patients with severe or difficult-to-control asthma.
  • Women & Asthma – A management program tailored specifically for women with asthma is in development.

 

New ATS Clinical Guidelines on Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB)

New practice guidelines from the American Thoracic Society on exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), or acute airway narrowing resulting from exercise appear in the May 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

A multidisciplinary panel of stakeholders has reviewed the pathogenesis of EIB and developed the new evidence-based recommendations, which address diagnosis, management, environmental triggers, and special considerations in elite athletes.

"While a large proportion of asthma patients experience exercise-induced respiratory symptoms, EIB also occurs frequently in subjects without asthma," guidelines committee chair Jonathan Parsons, MD, associate professor of internal medicine and associate director of the Ohio State University Asthma Center in Columbus, said in a news release.

"Given the high prevalence of EIB, evidence-based guidelines for its management are of critical importance," he added.

ATS Clinical Guidelines (click here for guidelines)

Other asthma related resources: