Acetaminophen use and the risk of asthma in children and adults: a systematic review and metaanalysis.

@article{Etminan2009AcetaminophenUA,
  title={Acetaminophen use and the risk of asthma in children and adults: a systematic review and metaanalysis.},
  author={Mahyar Etminan and Mohsen Mark Sadatsafavi and Siavash Jafari and Mimi Doyle-Waters and Kevin Aminzadeh and J Mark FitzGerald},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2009},
  volume={136 5},
  pages={1316-1323}
}
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic studies have identified an increased risk of asthma with acetaminophen use, but the results have been conflicting. We sought to quantify the association between acetaminophen use and the risk of asthma in children and adults. METHODS We searched all the major medical databases, including MEDLINE (from 1966 to 2008) and EMBASE (from 1980 to 2008) to identify pertinent articles. All clinical trials and observational studies were considered. For observational studies, we… CONTINUE READING
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