Hanna Raitio

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BACKGROUND Respiratory and other symptoms are often associated with exposure to microbes present in water-damaged buildings. MATERIAL AND METHODS We examined 82 consecutive patients referred to the Indoor Air Clinic, Helsinki University Hospital, due to symptoms suspected of having been caused by long-term exposure to water damage in the home or(More)
In adults, asthma treatment with high doses of inhaled corticosteroids has resulted in dermal thinning. The aim of this study was to investigate the skin thickness in children with asthma during budesonide treatment. In a double-blind study, 113 children, 5–10 y old, with persistent asthma received budesonide 400 μg twice daily for 1 mo and thereafter 200(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of inhaled budesonide given daily or as-needed on mild persistent childhood asthma. Patients, design and INTERVENTIONS 176 children aged 5-10 years with newly detected asthma were randomly assigned to three treatment groups: (1) continuous budesonide (400 microg twice daily for 1 month, 200 microg twice daily for months(More)
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