Detection and home management of worsening asthma symptoms.

@article{Garbutt2009DetectionAH,
  title={Detection and home management of worsening asthma symptoms.},
  author={Jane M. Garbutt and Gabriellle Highstein and Kyle A. Nelson and Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric and Robert Strunk},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={103 6},
  pages={469-73}
}
BACKGROUND Asthma guidelines recommend early home treatment of exacerbations. However, home treatment is often suboptimal and delayed. OBJECTIVES To describe antecedent symptoms and signs of asthma exacerbations noticed by parents and to learn when and how parents intensify asthma treatment. METHODS Parents of children 2 to 12 years old with asthma exacerbations that required urgent care in the past 12 months completed telephone questionnaires. Where multiple responses were possible… CONTINUE READING