Outcomes of emergency room treatment of children with asthma

Arlene Manns Butz, Peyton Eggleston, Cheryl Alexander, Beryl J Rosenstein

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Abstract

Duration of symptoms, medication use and follow-up medical care were examined over an 8-week period in children following emergency room treatment for an acute asthma episode. Two groups of children were compared: Short-course (N = 90) and Continuous Medication Users (N = 46). Over a third of Short-Course Users continued to report symptoms up to 6 weeks following the index episode with 31% reporting medication use at 8 weeks. Relapse, resulting in an emergency room visit, occurred in 26% of all study children. Factors associated with relapse included maternal smoking, female gender, prior hospitalization for asthma, cough, and medication use during the follow-up period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-264
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Asthma
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Emergency Treatment
Hospital Emergency Service
Asthma
Recurrence
Aftercare
Cough
Hospitalization
Smoking
Mothers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Outcomes of emergency room treatment of children with asthma. / Butz, Arlene Manns; Eggleston, Peyton; Alexander, Cheryl; Rosenstein, Beryl J.

In: Journal of Asthma, Vol. 28, No. 4, 1991, p. 255-264.

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Butz, Arlene Manns ; Eggleston, Peyton ; Alexander, Cheryl ; Rosenstein, Beryl J. / Outcomes of emergency room treatment of children with asthma. In: Journal of Asthma. 1991 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 255-264.
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