Is asthma associated with cognitive impairments? A meta-analytic review.

  title={Is asthma associated with cognitive impairments? A meta-analytic review.},
  author={Farzin Irani and Jordan Mark Barbone and Janet L Beausoleil and Lynn B. Gerald},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  volume={39 10},
INTRODUCTION Asthma is a chronic disease with significant health burden and socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities related to diagnosis and treatment. Asthma primarily affects the lungs, but can impact brain function through direct and indirect mechanisms. Some studies have suggested that asthma negatively impacts cognition, while others have failed to identify asthma-related cognitive compromise. We aimed to conduct a meta-analysis of cognition in individuals with asthma compared to that… CONTINUE READING
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