Paula Cristina Andrade Almeida

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of inhaler devices by patients with severe asthma treated via the Programa para o Controle da Asma e Rinite Alérgica na Bahia(ProAR, Bahia State Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis Control Program), recording the frequency of their errors in performing key steps and the relationship between such errors and the lack of asthma control.(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is a public health problem as it leads to hospitalization and eventual death, particularly in its severe forms. Many studies have demonstrated an association between obesity and asthma. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between obesity and asthma control in a group of patients at a reference center for(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the subjective perception of asthma control reported by the patient with that measured by the score obtained on the Asthma Control Questionnaire 6-item version (ACQ-6) in patients with severe asthma and to determine whether asthma control is associated with the number of emergency room visits in the previous month. METHODS This was a(More)
Methods Prospective cohort with 9 years of follow up. Inclusion criteria: diagnosis of asthma and at least one year of use of inhaled corticosteroids before enrollment. Every three months patients had a multidisciplinary evaluation and they received free medication (inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting and short-acting b-agonists) monthly. Spirometry was(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The relationship between age and asthma phenotypes is important as population is ageing, asthma is becoming common in older ages and recently developed treatments for asthma are guided by phenotypes. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether age is associated with specific asthma phenotypes. METHODS This is a cross-sectional(More)
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