Depressed children with asthma evidence increased airway resistance: "vagal bias" as a mechanism?

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BACKGROUND Depression is prevalent in pediatric asthma, and implicated in asthma morbidity and mortality. Pathways linking stress, depression, and asthma are unknown. OBJECTIVES To examine, under controlled laboratory conditions, pathways by which depressive states affect airway function via autonomic dysregulation. METHODS Participants were 171… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2009.04.038

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@article{Miller2009DepressedCW, title={Depressed children with asthma evidence increased airway resistance: "vagal bias" as a mechanism?}, author={Bruce D. Miller and Beatrice L Wood and Jungha Lim and Mark Ballow and ChiunYu Hsu}, journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology}, year={2009}, volume={124 1}, pages={66-73.e1-10} }