Initial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric asthma emergency department utilization.

TitleInitial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric asthma emergency department utilization.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsKenyon CC, Hill DA, Henrickson SE, Bryant-Stephens TC, Zorc JJ
JournalJ Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
Date Published2020 Jun 06
ISSN2213-2201
Abstract

Compared with historical trends, we describe a dramatic decrease in pediatric asthma-related emergency department utilization for all levels of acuity coincident with coronavirus disease 2019 emergence. These findings have implications for clinicians and researchers seeking to understand the drivers of asthma exacerbations.

DOI10.1016/j.jaip.2020.05.045
Alternate JournalJ Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
PubMed ID32522565
Grant ListK08 DK116668 / DK / NIDDK NIH HHS / United States
K23 HL136842 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States