Multidisciplinary clinic improves severe asthma outcomes in pediatric patients

A severe asthma clinic reduced health care utilization and symptom severity for pediatric patients, according to a study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
The clinic also improved lung function and quality of life as well as asthma education for these patients, Divya Patel, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote.
Typically, these patients have repeated hospitalizations related to asthma in addition to frequent courses of systemic corticosteroids and symptoms that are difficult to control.
General pediatricians (11.4%), allergy and immunology specialists

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