Spirometry is related to perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with asthma.

  title={Spirometry is related to perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with asthma.},
  author={Michael X Schatz and Mitchell P. Dombrowski and Robert S Wise and Valerija Momirova and Mark B. Landon and William C Mabie and Roger B. Newman and Dwight J. Rouse and Marshall D. Lindheimer and Menachem Miodovnik and Steve N. Caritis and Kenneth J. Leveno and Paul Meis and Ronald J. Wapner and Richard H. Paul and Michael O'Sullivan and Michael W. Varner and Gary R Thurnau and Deborah L. Conway},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={194 1},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that maternal asthma symptoms and pulmonary function are related to adverse perinatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN Asthmatic patients were recruited from the 16 centers of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second was obtained at enrollment and at monthly study visits, and the frequency of asthma symptoms was assessed from enrollment to delivery. Perinatal data were obtained at postpartum chart reviews… CONTINUE READING
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