Nocturnal emergency department visits, duration of symptoms and risk of hospitalisation among adults with asthma exacerbations: a multicentre observational study

@inproceedings{Yasuda2016NocturnalED,
  title={Nocturnal emergency department visits, duration of symptoms and risk of hospitalisation among adults with asthma exacerbations: a multicentre observational study},
  author={Hideto Yasuda and Yusuke Hagiwara and Hiroko Watase and Kohei Hasegawa and Yukikazu Awaya and Tadahiro Goto and Nao Hanaki and Takuro Hayashi and Taichi Imamura and Yusuke Kodama and Takashiro Kondo and Yasuaki Koyama and Tomomichi Matsuda and Nobuhiro Miyamae and Miki Morikawa and Hideya Nagai and Masahumi Ohta and Hiroshi Okamoto and Yuichi Okano and Masashi Okubo and Yutaka Saito and Hiroyuki Suzuki and Sei Takahashi and Kotaro Takebe and Kenzo Tanaka and Yuki Sato},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare the characteristics of patients with asthma presenting to the emergency department (ED) during the night-time with those of patients presenting at other times of the day, and to determine whether the time of ED presentation is associated with the risk of hospitalisation. DESIGN AND SETTING A multicentre chart review study of 23 EDs across Japan. PARTICIPANTS Patients aged 18-54 years with a history of physician-diagnosed asthma, presented to the ED between… CONTINUE READING
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