Children's study boosts outcomes for teens with asthma

Posted: 1/30/2014


Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have carried out what they believed is the first initiative conducted exclusively among teenagers that shows significant improvement in the teens' asthma outcomes.

"Improving asthma is particularly difficult for teenagers, whose adherence to treatment is often poor and have outcomes worse than those of younger patients," said Dr. Maria Britto, senior author of the study, in a release.

The quality improvement initiative dramatically improved asthma control and outcomes for high-risk adolescents, concludes the study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Read more.