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Table 1 Overview of collaborating organizations’ principal anaphylaxis guidelines 1

From: International consensus on (ICON) anaphylaxis

  WAO Guidelines AAAAI/ACAAI2Guidelines EAACI Guidelines
Year of publication 2011 2010 2014
Authors Simons FER et al (10 co-authors) Lieberman P et al (15 contributors) Muraro A et al (28 co-authors)
Countries represented by authors Argentina, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Singapore United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela United States Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Methods consensus consensus consensus using AGREE II methodology
Length (number of journal pages) 7 page summary, 22 e-pages 4 page summary, 30 e-pages 20 pages
References total: 150; 80% published 2006-13 total: 311; 13% published 2006-13 total: 133; 68% published 2006-13
Tables, Figures, Boxes, Appendices 9 tables; 5 figures (illustrations) 8 e-tables; 4 e-figures (algorithms) 2 figures (algorithms); 15 boxes; 4 online supplements
Dissemination and uptake key figures on diagnosis and treatment translated3 and widely disseminated as posters, pocket cards and patient information cards utilized by allergy/immunology specialists published in 2014
Unique aspects developed and funded by WAO; evidence-based; global perspective; key points highlighted using color illustrations; allergists’ role highlighted; anaphylaxis in limited-resource areas discussed; research agenda developed and funded by AAAAI/ACAAI/Joint Council2; evidence-based; detailed information on triggers; specific information on refractory anaphylaxis; allergists’ role highlighted developed and funded by EAACI; evidence-based; participants from many disciplines; allergists’ role highlighted; emphasis on practical aspects of long-term management; research agenda
  1. 1See text pages 2-3 for details, 2developed by the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, the AAAAI, the ACAAI, and the Joint Council of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, 3available in Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean (2014), Mandarin (2014), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.