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Is There a Link between Wheezing in Early Childhood and Adverse Birth Outcomes? A Systematic Review

Authors
  • Patelarou, Evridiki
  • Chochlidaki, Maria
  • Vivilaki, Victoria
  • Brokalaki, Hero
Publication Date
Nov 03, 2009
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
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Green
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Abstract

We aimed to provide a summary of the existing published knowledge on the association between adverse birth outcomes and the development of wheezing during the first two years of life. We carried out a systematic review of epidemiological studies within the MEDLINE database. Epidemiological studies on human subjects, published in English, were included in the review. A comprehensive literature search yielded 72 studies for further consideration. Following the application of the eligibility criteria we identified nine studies. A positive association and an excess risk of wheezing during the first two years of life were revealed for adverse birth outcomes.

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