By Stanley J Szefler, Soren Pedersen
This reference collects the most recent reports at the improvement, prognosis, and therapy of formative years bronchial asthma and gives present views on new applied sciences that may form the administration of pediatric bronchial asthma within the impending decade-illustrating how advances in pulmonary functionality size, inflammatory markers, imaging, and pharmacogenetics will increase the analysis and tracking of bronchial asthma in future years.
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This population remains problematic during the first years of life. Kurukulaaratchy et al. (8) followed a birth cohort from the Isle of Wight and attempted to establish criteria to identify asthma at the age of four. At birth, family history of atopy, household pets, cigarette smoke exposure, and social class were recorded, and cord IgE levels were measured. The health status of children was assessed by questionnaire at ages 1, 2, 4, and 10 years. 1% of the entire birth cohort who had complete data) were persistent wheezers.
Szeﬂer and Søren Pedersen I. Introduction . . 673 II. Evolving Changes in Asthma Management . . 675 III. Childhood Asthma—Current Management Approach . . 675 IV. Asthma in Young Children—New Opportunities to Make Significant Strides in Asthma Management . . 676 V. Potential New Directions for the Management of Childhood Asthma . . 678 VI. Summary and Conclusions . . 686 References . . 688 Index . . 693 1 The Epidemiology and Burden of Pediatric Asthma DAVID A. A. I. Introduction Epidemiology, the science of the prevalence and determinants of disease, provides an assessment of disease frequency and burden of pediatric asthma.
PRESCOTT PATRICK G. HOLT School of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, and Princess Margaret Hospital Perth, Western Australia, Australia Division of Cell Biology, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia Perth, Western Australia, Australia I. Introduction: The Importance of Early Immune Events in the Subsequent Development of Allergic Disease Although the propensity for allergy can manifest at any age, allergic diseases frequently develop in the first years of life, suggesting that very early events play an important role in initiating these disease processes.