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PD50 - Impaired lung function in asthmatic schoolchildren – evaluation of risk factors
© Knihtilä et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014
Published: 28 February 2014
In this retrospective study we investigated risk factors for impaired lung function based on medical records of asthmatic children treated in a tertiary hospital between October 2004 and December 2008. Baseline characteristics, lung function measurements and current medication were charted. Those 430 children with data on ≥2 lung function measurements performed ≥5 years apart, were included in the analyses.
In conclusion, male gender, a very low birth weight, and the duration of asthma interfere with the lung function development. In addition, impaired lung function appears to persist despite regular asthma control medication.
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