Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

ISSN: 2161-105X

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Abdelhamy A


  • Research Article
    The Prevalence of Smoking among Sample of Kuwait Asthmatics and Its Impact on the Response of the Treatment

    Author(s): Alazemi M, Abdelhamy A and Alsaeedi AAlazemi M, Abdelhamy A and Alsaeedi A

    Background: Bronchial asthma is one of the most common diseases in Kuwait. Smoking also is on the rise in Kuwait. We therefore conducted this study to at prevalence of smoking among sample of Kuwaiti patients and the impact on asthma control. Methods: Descriptive study of 50 outpatients who were prospectively assessed from single center (Al-Jahra Hospital) that diagnosed recently as bronchial asthma using American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) criteria definitions of asthma between the period of 1st of April and 20th may 2013. Patients were divided into two groups: Group A smokers and Group B non-smokers. Pulmonary function test using spirometer and asthma control test (ACT) was done for every patient at the time of visit and after 4 weeks to determine the effect of smoking on asthma control as a primary outcome using GINA guidelines definition for Asthma cont.. Read More»


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