5104.0 Asthma epidemiology

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This interesting session will focus on various issues related to the epidemiology of asthma. Presentations will include risk of acute chest syndrome in pediatric sickle cell asthmatic population, acute exacerbations of asthma associated with “vog” exposure, state geographical variation in asthma prevalence, and asthma management in the uninsured patient population. Another presentation will discuss the analysis of spirometry benefits in children with asthma via propensity score matching.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Discuss the importance of asthma education in the prevention and management of pulmonary complications among pediatric patients with sickle cell disease; 2) Identify asthma health effects associated with exposure to volcanic air pollution; and 3) Describe relationships between private, public, or no health insurance coverage and asthma management behaviors and outcomes
Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACE

Asthma in sickle cell disease as a risk factor for acute chest syndrome in pediatric patients
Andrea Borns, RRT-NPS, Kristy Marquez, MPH, Djesika Amendah, PhD, Alan Whiteman, PhD, Lanetta Jordan, MD, MPH, MSPH and Althea Grant, PhD
Introductory Remarks
Acute exacerbations of asthma associated with “vog” exposure at Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i
Bernadette M. Longo, PhD, RN, Wei Yang, PhD, MD and Joshua Green, MD
Analysis of spirometry benefits in children with asthma using propensity score matching
Tursynbek Nurmagambetov, PhD, MS, MA and Shubhayu Saha, PhD
Geographical variation in asthma prevalence within a state
Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACE, Joshua Parks and Daniel M. Rosenblum, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: School Health Education and Services, Statistics, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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