Asthma insights and reality in Turkey (AIRET) study.

  title={Asthma insights and reality in Turkey (AIRET) study.},
  author={Bulent E Sekerel and Bilun Gemicioğlu and Joan B Soriano},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  volume={100 10},
BACKGROUND Several international surveys have reported low levels of asthma control compared to the levels set by the Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines. METHODS In Turkey, 8350 households were surveyed and 400 current asthmatics responded a structured questionnaire on symptom severity, activity limitations and disease management. RESULTS Most of the 55 children and 345 adults were classified as having persistent asthma (72.7% and 88.1%, respectively). In adult asthmatics, 31.3… CONTINUE READING

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