Risk factors and predictive clinical scores for asthma exacerbations in childhood.

@article{Forno2010RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors and predictive clinical scores for asthma exacerbations in childhood.},
  author={Erick Forno and Anne L. Fuhlbrigge and Manuel E. Soto-Quiros and Lydiana Avila and Benjamin A. Raby and John Brehm and Jody M Sylvia and Scott T. Weiss and Juan C Celed{\'o}n},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2010},
  volume={138 5},
  pages={1156-65}
}
BACKGROUND Asthma is a major public health problem that affects millions of children worldwide, and exacerbations account for most of its morbidity and costs. Primary-care providers lack efficient tools to identify children at high risk for exacerbations. We aimed to construct a clinical score to help providers to identify such children. METHODS Our main outcome was severe asthma exacerbation, which was defined as any hospitalization, urgent visit, or systemic steroid course for asthma in the… CONTINUE READING