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2011-08-04 21:43:23

Poorly controlled asthma more than doubles healthcare costs associated with the disease and threatens educational achievement through a dramatic increase in school absence, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The research team reported in the August 2011 issue of The Archives of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology that children with "very poorly controlled" asthma missed an average of 18 days of school each year, compared to 2 or less for other asthma patients. "This study looks...

2005-10-12 12:38:12

By Larry Schuster WASHINGTON (Reuters Health) - At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics this week, a seven-item asthma control questionnaire that identifies children 4 years old to 11 who have poorly controlled asthma was unveiled. Called the Childhood Asthma Control Test, or Childhood ACT, it is designed for use in a pediatrician's office and asks young children, with a caregiver's guidance, to respond to four of the questions, while the caregiver is asked to...