Prematurity and respiratory function at 6 weeks of age in infants born to mothers with asthma during pregnancy and active tobacco smoking

Conclusion: Active tobacco smoking identified by eCO was associated with increased rates of premature birth. Prematurity was associated with impaired lung function at six weeks of age in the offspring.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric respiratory epidemiology Source Type: research

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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: PEDIATRIC ASTHMA AND DEVELOPMENT OF ATOPY: Edited by Leonard B. Bacharier and John Oppenheimer Source Type: research
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