TABLE 1

Characteristics of guidelines included in the study

First author [ref.]OrganisationCountryNew or update?Target populationEvidence search methodCare levelScope
Lougheed [15]Canadian Thoracic SocietyCanadaUpdateChildrenGuidelinesPrimary, secondaryDiagnosis, treatment, management, prevention
Rodrigo [28]ALAT, SEPARLatin America and SpainNewChildren/AdultRCT, meta-analysis, systematic reviewPrimary secondaryDiagnosis, treatment, management, prevention
Papadopoulos [16]ICON Pediatric AsthmaInternationalNewChildrenConsensusPrimary, secondaryPathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, management
Kling [17]South African Childhood Asthma Working GroupSouth AfricaUpdateChildrenReviewPrimary, secondaryTreatment, management
Kim [18]Steering and Scientific Committee of Asthma Study Group and Guideline Control Committee, The Korean Academy of Tuberculosis and Respiratory DiseasesKoreaUpdateChildrenSystematic review (GRADE)Primary, SecondaryDiagnosis, treatment, management, prevention
Agarwal [15]National College of Chest Physicians and Indian Chest SocietyIndiaNewChildrenReviewPrimary, secondaryDiagnosis, treatment, management, prevention
Arakawa [20]The Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, The Japanese Society of AllergologyJapanNewChildrenNAPrimary, SecondaryDiagnosis, treatment, management, prevention
Asher [21]Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New ZealandNew ZealandNewChildrenReviewPrimary, SecondaryDiagnosis, Treatment, Management, Prevention
Buhl [29]German Society of Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine, German Airway League, Austrian Society of PneumologyGermanyNewChildren/adultNAPrimary, SecondaryDiagnosis, treatment, management, prevention
Executive Committee GEMA [22]GRAP, SEAIC, SEFAC, SEFH, SEFC, SEICAP, SEMERGEN, SEMES, semFYC, SEMG, SENP, SEORL, SEPAR, SEPEAPSpainNewChildrenSystematic reviewPrimary, SecondaryDiagnosis, treatment, management, prevention
Indinnimeo [23]Italian Society of Pediatrics, The Italian Panel for the Management of Acute Asthma Attacks in ChildrenItalyNewChildrenReview (GRADE)Primary, SecondaryManagement
Rothe [24]Swiss Respiratory SocietySwitzerlandNewChildrenNAPrimary, SecondaryDiagnosis, Management
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, British Thoracic Society [25]British Thoracic Society, National Services ScotlandUK, ScotlandUpdateChildrenSystematic reviewPrimary, SecondaryDiagnosis, treatment, management, prevention
Global Initiative for Asthma [1]GINAEuropeUpdateChildrenNAPrimary, SecondaryDiagnosis, Treatment, Management, Prevention
Le Conte [26]The French Emergency Medicine Society, The French Intensive Care Society, The Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine French-Speaking GroupFranceNewChildrenReview (GRADE)Primary, SecondaryDiagnosis, treatment, management, prevention
Al-Moamary [27]Saudi Initiative for Asthma GroupSaudi ArabiaUpdateChildrenReviewPrimary, SecondaryPathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, management, prevention

ALAT: Asociación Latinoamericana del Tórax; SEPAR: Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica; RCT: randomised controlled trials; ICON: International Consensus On; NA: not available; GRADE: Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation; GEMA: Guia Espanola para el Manejo del Asma; GRAP: Sociedad de Respiratorio de Atención Primaria; SEAIC: Sociedad Española de Alergología e Inmunología Clínica; SEFAC: Sociedad Española de Farmacia Familiar y Comunitaria; SEFH: Sociedad Española de Farmacia Hospitalaria; SEFC: Sociedad Española de Farmacología Clínica; SEICAP: Sociedad Española de Inmunología Clínica, Alergología y Asma Pediátrica; SEMERGEN: Sociedad Española de Médicos de Atención Primaria; SEMES: Sociedad Española de Medicina de Urgencias y Emergencias; semFYC: Sociedad Española de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria; SEMG: Sociedad Española de Médicos Generales y de Familia; SENP: Sociedad Española de Neumología Pediátrica; SEORL: Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringología; SEPAR: Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica; SEPEAP: Sociedad Española de Pediatría Extrahospitalaria y Atención Primaria; GINA: Global Initiative for Asthma.