Evelyn R. Carter

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The purpose of this study was to determine if the interrupter technique, a noninvasive method for measuring airflow resistance, could be used to assess airway obstruction in children. In 107 children (74 with asthma, 12 with cystic fibrosis, and 21 without lung disease) conductance (mostly of airways) measured with the interrupter technique (Gint) was(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the immunogenicity of the influenza virus vaccine in children receiving short-course (a burst) prednisone therapy for acute asthmatic exacerbations. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Outpatient pediatric clinic of a military medical center. PATIENTS Children aged 6 months to 18 years requiring the 1996 influenza virus(More)