lunes, 20 de enero de 2014 - 19 de Enero de 2014 - EEUU

Tobacco exposure boosts kids' risk of hospital visits

A child with asthma who has been hospitalized for the illness and is exposed to secondhand smoke has double the risk of being readmitted to the hospital within a year, a new study by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Penn State shows.

Researchers said the study, published in the journal Pediatrics, raises the possibility that a saliva test to measure tobacco exposure in children could be used by doctors to target parents and caregivers for smoking cessation. The test can be adopted for use at doctors’ offices and hospitals.

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