Smoke exposure, wheezing, and asthma development: A systematic review and meta-analysis in unselected birth cohorts

Michela Silvestri, Sara Franchi, Angela Pistorio, Loredana Petecchia, Franca Rusconi

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Abstract

Summary Background The understanding of the role of smoking exposure in the induction of wheezing and asthma in children is important for prevention. Methods A systematic review of literature and a meta-analysis were conducted to identify studies on unselected prospective birth cohorts. The effect of exposure to maternal/parental smoking on the induction of current wheezing or asthma was evaluated in children aged 6 months,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-362
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric Pulmonology
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • child
  • respiratory tract diseases
  • tobacco smoke pollution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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