• Smoke Exposure, Cytokine Levels, and Asthma Visits in Children Hospitalized for Bronchiolitis

    15 days ago - By Hospital Pediatrics

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:
    To determine if cigarette smoke exposure, marijuana smoke exposure, or cytokine levels at admission to the hospital for bronchiolitis are associated with follow-up visits for asthma.
    METHODS:
    We enrolled a cohort of children aged 31 days to 2 years who were hospitalized with bronchiolitis from January 2013 to April 2014. Data included the results of a baseline survey about children's health and demographics, nasal wash samples, the results of a 6-month postdischarge follow-up survey, and a chart review. Nasal wash samples were tested for interleukin -6, IL-13, and...
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