Effects of ambient air pollution on symptom severity and medication use in children with asthma.

@article{Slaughter2003EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of ambient air pollution on symptom severity and medication use in children with asthma.},
  author={James Christopher Slaughter and Thomas Lumley and L. Sheppard and Jane Q. Koenig and Gail G. Shapiro},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={346-53}
}
BACKGROUND Exposure to air pollutants has been investigated as a possible cause of asthma attacks in children. OBJECTIVE To investigate the short-term effects of air pollutants on a panel of 133 children with asthma who enrolled in the Childhood Asthma Management Program. METHODS During screening, the children completed daily diary cards for an average of 58 days to indicate their medication use and asthma severity. We used ordinal logistic regression to compare the odds of a more serious… CONTINUE READING
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