Olwen Tennis

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BACKGROUND Little is known about the determinants of parental response when children appear to have a respiratory tract infection (RTI). Our objective was to identify what factors predict that parents will seek medical consultation. METHODS In a prospective cohort study we consecutively recruited 400 children aged 2 months to 12 years from the urban,(More)
BACKGROUND Inhaled corticosteroids are effective in the treatment of children with asthma. It is uncertain how inhaled corticosteroids compare with oral corticosteroids in the management of severe acute disease. METHODS We performed a double-blind, randomized trial involving 100 children five years of age or older who had severe acute asthma (indicated by(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify predictors of long duration of bronchodilator therapy in children with acute asthma. STUDY DESIGN An emergency department prospective cohort study of 278 children > or =12 months of age, with clinical and socioeconomic parameters collected at baseline and 4 hours after administration of corticosteroids. Patients were classified into(More)
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