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Mild asthma exacerbations linked to unnecessary hospitalizations

Mild asthma exacerbations linked to unnecessary hospitalizations
May 4, 2016

BALTIMORE — Recent data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting indicated that a significant percentage of unnecessary hospitalizations were associated with mildly acute asthma exacerbations.

“Asthma exacerbation remains the most frequent reason for hospitalization in children,” Colin G. Walsh, MD, MA, assistant professor of biomedical informatics, medicine, and psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “We sought to determine the proportion of mild, moderate, and severe asthma exacerbations according to a validated asthma intensity score — the Acute Asthma Intensity Research Score (AAIRS).”

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

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