Perinatal outcomes in the pregnancies of asthmatic women: a prospective controlled analysis.

@article{Schatz1995PerinatalOI,
  title={Perinatal outcomes in the pregnancies of asthmatic women: a prospective controlled analysis.},
  author={Michael X Schatz and Robert S. Zeiger and Cory Hoffman and Kathleen Harden and Alan B. Forsythe and L M Chilingar and Brian S Saunders and Richard P. Porreco and Wolfgang Sperling and Martin F. Kagnoff},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={151 4},
  pages={1170-4}
}
Prior studies have found an increased incidence of adverse perinatal outcomes of pregnancies in asthmatic mothers, but these studies have been poorly controlled for asthma therapy and other confounding factors. The purpose of this study was to assess perinatal outcomes in actively managed pregnant asthmatic women as compared with matched nonasthmatic controls. Using an inception cohort design, we studied a volunteer sample of 486 pregnant (< 28 wk) women with documented asthma and 486 pregnant… CONTINUE READING

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