What is it about?

This paper describes the factors that contribute most strongly to asthma flares in north Texas adults and the geographic clusters of asthma flares.

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Why is it important?

Understanding what attributes are associated with asthma flares will help clinicians make informed decisions about treatment and lifestyle changes.


Scholars continue to produce associational work on asthma in the same way associational (epidemiologic) work was done on smoking. A large volume of evidence will be required before wealthy interests accept their role in producing asthma symptoms.

Patricia Newcomb
Texas Health Resources

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This page is a summary of: Predicting admissions for adult asthma exacerbations in North Texas, Public Health Nursing, August 2019, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/phn.12654.
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