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To compare the effects of heliox-driven (He 80:O 2 20) to air-driven (N 79:O 2 21) β 2 -agonist aerosol therapy on pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in patients with asthma, a prospective randomized crossover study was undertaken in the asthma clinic of the university-affiliated county hospital in...
An increasing number of asthmatics participate in recreational scuba diving. This activity presents unique physical and physiological challenges to the respiratory system. This review addresses the susceptibility of divers with asthma to diving accidents, acute asthmatic attacks, and long-term...
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to characterize what nurses working in primary care settings know about asthma care. Current views on the care of persons with asthma suggest the need for sound knowledge of guideline-based care and a health care team that includes both physicians,...
Background: The role of oxygen radicals has been implicated in disease processes of asthma. We have previously shown that specific allergens were able to activate respiratory burst by neutrophils from allergic patients sensitized to allergens of the same type as those which produce clinical...
We have compared data from northern and southern Finland in a large epidemiological survey on respiratory conditions. The aim was to compare the prevalence of respiratory symptoms, asthma, and chronic bronchitis in northern and southern Finland. The study was a part of comparative studies in...
This pilot study of 19 children compared three methods of teaching 4- through 7-year-old children about their lungs in relation to a peak flow meter. One group saw a doll with three-dimensional lungs, another group saw a puppet with inflatable lungs, and a comparison group received usual Asthma...
We evaluated the relation between socioeconomic factors and hospitalization as well as emergency department (ED) visits among asthmatic children who had universal access to health care. Newly diagnosed asthmatic children 3–4 years of age were followed up for a period of 6 years. Information on...
Asthma mortality has been increasing in many developed countries in recent years, so we have described the epidemiological features of asthma in Japan. Data on all certified asthma deaths from 1950 to 1997 were obtained from The National Vital Statistics, published annually by the Ministry of...
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