The application of an asthma severity index in patients with potentially fatal asthma

M. Lowenthal*, R. Patterson, P. A. Greenberger, L. C. Grammer

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Abstract

The asthma severity index (ASI) is proposed as a tool to monitor the course of patients with increased risk of asthma-related morbidity and mortality. The ASI is a weighted summary of the diagnostic features of potentially fatal asthma (PFA). Fifteen patients with PFA were evaluated with ASIs calculated for the intervals 1 year prior to and 1 year following management by our allergy-immunology service. In each patient, a reduction was noted in the ASI following management, which corresponded to a reduction in asthma events. The ASI will have utility in the evaluation of chronic asthma treatment and in patient education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1329-1331
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume104
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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