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Titolo:
Superior clinical outcomes of inner city asthma patients treated in an allergy clinic
Autore:
Vilar, MEB; Reddy, BM; Silverman, BA; Bassett, CW; Rao, YAK; Chiaramonte, LT; Schneider, AT;
Indirizzi:
Long Isl Coll Hosp, Dept Allergy & Immunol, Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA Long Isl Coll Hosp Brooklyn NY USA 11201 Immunol, Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA
Titolo Testata:
ANNALS OF ALLERGY ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 84, anno: 2000,
pagine: 299 - 303
SICI:
1081-1206(200003)84:3<299:SCOOIC>2.0.ZU;2-7
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION; QUALITY-OF-LIFE; MINORITY CHILDREN; CHILDHOOD ASTHMA; CONTROLLED TRIAL; EMERGENCY ROOM; ADULT ASTHMA; PROGRAM; HEALTH; CARE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
43
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Silverman, BA Long Isl Coll Hosp, Dept Allergy & Immunol, 339 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA Long Isl Coll Hosp 339 Hicks St Brooklyn NY USA 11201 01 USA
Citazione:
M.E.B. Vilar et al., "Superior clinical outcomes of inner city asthma patients treated in an allergy clinic", ANN ALLER A, 84(3), 2000, pp. 299-303

Abstract

Background: Asthma morbidity and mortality continue to increase especiallyin the inner cities despite medical advances in disease management. Objective: To investigate the clinical outcomes of inner city asthma patients treated in an allergy clinic. Methods: Phase 1 involved random review of medical records of 100 asthma patients treated in an allergy clinic for 2 consecutive years, assessing thefrequency of hospitalizations, emergency room visits (ERV) and asthma severity during three periods; 1 year prior to initial visit (year 0) and during the first (year 1) and second (year 2) years of intervention. Phase 2 involved administration of quality of life (QOL) survey to 23 patients volunteered from allergy clinic (group I), and 21 patients volunteered from emergency room (group II), treated by primary care or emergency room physicians during the previous year. Results: The frequency of hospitalizations and ERV significantly declined over time (P < .001) with greatest declines during year 1. Disease severityof all patients significantly declined over time (P < .001); good compliers had significant improvement over poor compliers (P < .023). Quality of life scores were significantly lower for both groups than for the general population; and although the scores were higher in the allergy clinic group than in the non-allergy clinic group, significant differences were achieved only in mental health and social functioning domains. Conclusions: Patients treated in an allergy clinic demonstrate superior clinical outcomes.

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