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Obstructive Lung Diseases: Airways 2 |

The Effect of Obesity on Bronchodilator Responsiveness in Asthma Patients

Moiz Salahuddin, MD; Arvind Vasudevan, MD; Mary Rodriguez, MD; Jorge Mora, MD
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Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):846A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.946
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SESSION TITLE: Airways 2

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Clinical and epidemiological studies have demonstrated obesity and asthma may represent a unique phenotype, which is more difficult to control, less responsive to therapy and have higher healthcare utilization. African Americans experience greater asthma prevalence, more severe exacerbations and higher morbidity than Caucasians. We aimed to study the relationship of ethnicity and obesity on bronchodilator responsiveness.

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