Effect of maternal asthma and asthma control on pregnancy and perinatal outcomes.

@article{Enriquez2007EffectOM,
  title={Effect of maternal asthma and asthma control on pregnancy and perinatal outcomes.},
  author={Rachel Enriquez and Marie R. Griffin and Kecia N Carroll and Pingsheng Wu and William O. Cooper and Tebeb Gebretsadik and William D. Dupont and Edward F. Mitchel and Tina V Hartert},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2007},
  volume={120 3},
  pages={625-30}
}
BACKGROUND Asthma is a common condition during pregnancy. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the effect of asthma on the rates of adverse pregnancy and fetal outcomes. METHODS We identified pregnancies among black and white women age 15 to 44 with singleton gestations enrolled in the Tennessee Medicaid program over a period of 9 consecutive years, from 1995to 2003, and used claims data to determine the relationship of maternal asthma and asthma exacerbations on pregnancy and infant outcomes… CONTINUE READING