Next-Generation Allergic Rhinitis Care in Singapore: 2019 ARIA Care Pathways Academic Article uri icon

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  • Allergic rhinitis (AR) is prevalent in Singapore, with a significant disease burden. Afflicting up to 13% of the population, AR impairs quality of life, leads to reduced work productivity and is an independent risk factor for asthma. In the last 2 decades, local studies have identified patient and physician behaviours leading to suboptimal control of the disease. Yet, there is an overall lack of attention to address this important health issue. Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) is a European organisation aimed at implementing evidence-based management for AR worldwide. Recent focus in Europe has been directed towards empowering patients for self-management, exploring the complementary role of mobile health, and establishing healthcare system-based integrated care pathways. Consolidation of these ongoing efforts has led to the release of the 2019 ARIA care pathways. This review summarises the ARIA update with particular emphasis on the current status of adult AR in Singapore. In addition, we identify unmet needs and future opportunities for research and clinical care of AR in the local context. Keywords: Allergen immunotherapy, Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma, clinical guideline


  • Liu, Xuandao
  • Wang, De Yun
  • Charn, Tze Choong
  • Koh, Leslie Timothy
  • Teo, Neville WY
  • Ong, Yew Kwang
  • Thong, Mark KT
  • Bachert, Claus
  • Pfaar, Oliver
  • Schunemann, Holger
  • Bedbrook, Anna
  • Czarlewski, Wienczyslawa
  • Bousquet, Jean

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  • November 30, 2020