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Title: Current health care of childhood bronchial asthma in Alexandria, Egypt
Authors: Bassili, A.
Zaki, A.
El Sawy, I.H.
Bedwani, R.
Tognoni, G.
Issue Date: 1998
Language: English
Abstract: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the outpatient clinics of all specialized children's hospitals in Alexandria. The aim was to describe the health care delivered to children suffering from asthma and how far it complied with recent therapeutic guidelines. The pattern of asthma management was characterized by a significant underuse of prophylactic drugs in moderate/severe chronic asthma, underuse of the inhalation mode of delivery, and corticosteroids abuse as a prophylactic in between acute exacerbations in mild asthma. Also, assessment of pulmonary function [peak-flow rate] was rarely performed
Description: 575-584
Keywords: Health Services
Cross-Sectional Studies
Age Distribution
Sex Distribution
Treatment Outcome
Patient Compliance
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
Disease Management
Subject: Asthma
ISSN: 1020-3397
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