Demographic characteristics of patients with severe life threatening asthma : comparison with asthma deaths.
Background-Studies of mortality from asthma have suggested that a very severe asthma attack identifies a group at greatly increased risk of subsequent death from the disease.
This study compares the demographic characteristics of asthmatic patients who required management in an intensive care unit for a severe life threatening attack between 1981 and 1987 with a group who died of asthma between 1980 and 1986.
The outcome of the group admitted to an intensive care unit is described.
Methods-The groups comprised all cases aged between 15 and 49 years arising from the Auckland Area Health Board (AAHB) population who required admission to an intensive care unit for asthma between 1981 and 1987 (n=413) and all deaths from asthma in those aged 15 to 49 years arising from the New Zealand population between 1980 and 1986 (n=466).
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Mortalité, Fonction respiratoire, Asthme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Epidemiology, Human, Mortality, Lung function, Asthma
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0093238
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 199406.