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Childhood asthma in the emergency department: trends, challenges, and opportunities. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2006 Nov;6(6):462-7

Date

10/10/2006

Pubmed ID

17026872

DOI

10.1007/s11882-006-0022-7

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-33750298945   2 Citations

Abstract

Acute exacerbations of childhood asthma are frequently managed in the emergency department (ED). ED-based surveillance and intervention projects highlight the limitations and challenges of acute and chronic childhood asthma management. Because a significant number of asthmatic children currently receive and will likely continue to seek acute asthma care in the ED, provision of asthma education and initiation of controller medication therapy during the ED visit, although controversial, may contribute to improving asthma outcomes and eventually to reducing the burden of asthma on our overcrowded EDs.

Author List

Walsh-Kelly CM, Drendel AL, Gales MS, Kelly KJ

Author

Amy L. Drendel DO Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Acute Disease
Asthma
Child, Preschool
Chronic Disease
Emergency Medical Services
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Patient Education as Topic