Obesity and poor asthma control in patients with severe asthma.

  title={Obesity and poor asthma control in patients with severe asthma.},
  author={Luisa Leite Barros and Adelmir Souza-Machado and Luciana B Corr{\^e}a and J{\'e}ssica Silva Santos and Constança Margarida Sampaio Cruz and Mylene dos Santos Leite and Lourdes Alzimar Mendes de Castro and Ana Carla Carvalho Coelho and Paula Cristina Andrade Almeida and {\'A}lvaro Augusto Cruz},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  volume={48 2},
BACKGROUND Asthma is a public health problem as it leads to hospitalization and eventual death, particularly in its severe forms. Many studies have demonstrated an association between obesity and asthma. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between obesity and asthma control in a group of patients at a reference center for severe asthma in Brazil. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted in the outpatient central reference clinic of the Program for… CONTINUE READING

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