Asthma in children and adolescents: the ControL’Asma project

Asthma in children and adolescents: the ControL’Asma project

Authors

  • Amelia Licari Pediatric Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1773-6482
  • Giorgio Ciprandi Department of Medicine, Allergy Clinic, Casa di Cura Villa Montallegro, Genoa, Italy
  • Gian Luigi Marseglia Pediatric Clinic Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • Michela Silvestri Pediatric Allergy Center, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy
  • Maria Angela Tosca Pediatric Allergy Center, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy
  • Elisa Anastasio Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Pediatrics Unit, University"Magna Graecia", Catanzaro, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Ilaria Brambilla Pediatric Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Carlo Caffarelli Pediatric Clinic, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Riccardo Castagnoli Pediatric Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Loredana Chini Paediatric Immunopathology and Allergology Unit, Tor Vergata University Hospital, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Riccardo Ciprandi Cystic Fibrosis Center, IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini-Ospedale Pediatrico, Genoa, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Valentina De Vittori Department of Pediatrics, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Marzia Duse Department of Pediatrics, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Maria Elisa Di Cicco Pediatric Division, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics, St. Chiara University Hospital, Pisa, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Luciana Indinnimeo Department of Pediatrics and NPI, University of Roma Sapienza, Rome, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Ahmad Kantar Pediatric Cough and Asthma Center, Istituti Ospedalieri Bergamaschi, University and Research Hospitals, Bergamo, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Maddalena Leone Maternal and Infantile Department of Pediatrics ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda Milano, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Guido Marinelli Pediatria, Università di Genova; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Viviana Moschese Pediatric Allergology and Immunology Unit, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Policlinico Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Roberta Olcese Pediatric Allergy Center, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Diego G Peroni Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Angela Pistorio IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Claudia Salmaso Pediatric Allergy Center, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group
  • Anna Maria Zicari Department of Pediatrics, Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy; “ControL’Asma” Study Group

Keywords:

asthma, asthma control, children, adolescents, VAS, respiratory symptoms, lung function

Abstract

The control of asthma is the objective of asthma management. However, it is difficult to obtain in clinical practice. The Italian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology promoted the nationwide project “ControL’Asma” to investigate the real situation in a group of children and adolescents with asthma. The preliminary outcomes demonstrated that many asthmatic subjects do not achieve adequate asthma control. Moreover, asthma in Italian children and adolescents was usually more frequent in males, had an early onset and allergic phenotype with very frequent rhinitis comorbidity, uncontrolled and partly controlled asthma affected about the half of subjects. However, this project suggested that the assessment of asthma symptom perception by VAS could be a reliable tool in the asthma management.

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15-09-2020

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Asthma in children and adolescents: the ControL’Asma project. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 15 [cited 2024 Jun. 21];91(11-S):e2020002. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10295

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