Application of an Asthma Screening Questionnaire in Children with Sickle Cell Disease.

@article{Yadav2015ApplicationOA,
  title={Application of an Asthma Screening Questionnaire in Children with Sickle Cell Disease.},
  author={Aravind Yadav and Fernando F. Corrales-Medina and James M Stark and S Shahrukh Hashmi and Mary P. Carroll and Keely G Smith and Kristen M Meulmester and Deborah L. Brown and Cindy K Jon and Ricardo A Mosquera},
  journal={Pediatric allergy, immunology, and pulmonology},
  year={2015},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={177-182}
}
Objective: Asthma in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients is associated with elevated morbidity and mortality. Early detection and initiation of treatment may therefore lead to improved outcome. Utility of an asthma screening questionnaire to identify obstructive airway disease and physician diagnosed asthma in children with SCD at an outpatient setting as an effective, easy-to-administer screening tool has not previously been evaluated in this population. Methods: A previously validated asthma… CONTINUE READING