M Schatz

Summary

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Follow-up after an asthma hospitalization: who can prevent subsequent exacerbations?
    Michael Schatz
    Chest 130:8-10. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a medication intensity scale derived from computerized pharmacy data that predicts emergency hospital utilization for persistent asthma
    Michael Schatz
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:478-84. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Validation of the asthma impact survey, a brief asthma-specific quality of life tool
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:345-55. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Determinants of future long-term asthma control
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:1048-53. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Association of exhaled nitric oxide to asthma burden in asthmatics on inhaled corticosteroids
    Robert S Zeiger
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, San Diego, Harbor City, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA, USA
    J Asthma 48:8-17. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Phenotypes determined by cluster analysis in severe or difficult-to-treat asthma
    Michael Schatz
    Departments of Allergy and of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, San Diego and Pasadena, Calif Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 133:1549-56. 2014
  7. ncbi request reprint Overweight/obesity and risk of seasonal asthma exacerbations
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, Calif Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 1:618-22. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Change in asthma control over time: predictors and outcomes
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, Calif Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2:59-64. 2014
  9. ncbi request reprint Development and preliminary validation of the Adult Asthma Adherence Questionnaireâ„¢
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego and Los Angeles, Calif Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego and Los Angeles, Calif Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 1:280-8. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Telephone-based environmental control interventions in asthmatic patients: what are patients willing to do?
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 109:99-102. 2012

Detail Information

Publications88

  1. ncbi request reprint Follow-up after an asthma hospitalization: who can prevent subsequent exacerbations?
    Michael Schatz
    Chest 130:8-10. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a medication intensity scale derived from computerized pharmacy data that predicts emergency hospital utilization for persistent asthma
    Michael Schatz
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:478-84. 2006
    ..To validate a risk stratification scheme using computerized pharmacy data to predict emergency hospital utilization for persistent asthma...
  3. ncbi request reprint Validation of the asthma impact survey, a brief asthma-specific quality of life tool
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:345-55. 2007
    ..The Asthma Impact Survey (AIS-6) is a new six question asthma outcome tool for which information on validity has not been published...
  4. ncbi request reprint Determinants of future long-term asthma control
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:1048-53. 2006
    ..Asthma control has been hypothesized to be inversely related to asthma severity, directly related to effective management, and also related to other definable factors, but empiric data to support this construct are few...
  5. doi request reprint Association of exhaled nitric oxide to asthma burden in asthmatics on inhaled corticosteroids
    Robert S Zeiger
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, San Diego, Harbor City, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA, USA
    J Asthma 48:8-17. 2011
    ..Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) is a marker of airway inflammation. Its role in assessing asthma burden in clinical practice needs more study...
  6. ncbi request reprint Phenotypes determined by cluster analysis in severe or difficult-to-treat asthma
    Michael Schatz
    Departments of Allergy and of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, San Diego and Pasadena, Calif Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 133:1549-56. 2014
    ..Asthma phenotyping can facilitate understanding of disease pathogenesis and potential targeted therapies...
  7. ncbi request reprint Overweight/obesity and risk of seasonal asthma exacerbations
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, Calif Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 1:618-22. 2013
    ..Obesity is associated with an increased risk for asthma exacerbations, but whether this risk is related to the season of exacerbation is not known...
  8. ncbi request reprint Change in asthma control over time: predictors and outcomes
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, Calif Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2:59-64. 2014
    ..Maintenance of asthma control over time is a clear goal of national asthma guidelines, but few studies have addressed the natural history of asthma control over time...
  9. ncbi request reprint Development and preliminary validation of the Adult Asthma Adherence Questionnaireâ„¢
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego and Los Angeles, Calif Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego and Los Angeles, Calif Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 1:280-8. 2013
    ..Asthma medication adherence is related to better asthma outcomes, but identification of suboptimal patient adherence behavior is not standardized in clinical settings...
  10. doi request reprint Telephone-based environmental control interventions in asthmatic patients: what are patients willing to do?
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 109:99-102. 2012
    ..In a prior study from our group, only 24% of patients reported making any recommended environmental changes...
  11. doi request reprint Predictors of asthma control: what can we modify?
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 12:263-8. 2012
    ..This article reviews predictors of impairment based on validated tools and predictors of severe asthma exacerbations...
  12. doi request reprint A comparison of the psychometric properties of the Mini-Rhinitis Quality of Life Questionnaire and the Rhinitis Control Assessment Test
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    Am J Rhinol Allergy 26:127-33. 2012
    ..This study was designed to determine relationships of the Mini-Rhinitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (MiniRQLQ) and the Rhinitis Control Assessment Test (RCAT) to each other regarding content and predictive abilities...
  13. doi request reprint Development and preliminary validation of the Asthma Intensity Manifestations Score (AIMS) derived from Asthma Control Test, FEV(1), fractional exhaled nitric oxide, and step therapy assessments
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 62111, USA
    J Asthma 49:172-7. 2012
    ..Inherent asthma severity is difficult to assess clinically. The purpose of this study was to develop an Asthma Intensity Manifestations Score (AIMS) as a surrogate for asthma severity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Reliability and predictive validity of the Asthma Control Test administered by telephone calls using speech recognition technology
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:336-43. 2007
    ..The Asthma Control Test (ACT) has been validated in a paper and pencil version but has not been validated for use by telephone...
  15. ncbi request reprint Predictors of asthma control in a random sample of asthmatic patients
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    J Asthma 44:341-5. 2007
    ..0001), COPD (p < 0.0001), absence of regular specialist care (p = 0.006), higher BMI (p = 0.01), gastroesophageal reflux (p = 0.02), not being Caucasian (p = 0.04), and low income (p = 0.04)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Asthma quality-of-care measures using administrative data: relationships to subsequent exacerbations in multiple databases
    Michael Schatz
    American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Joint Quality Measures Task Force, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:235-9. 2008
  17. ncbi request reprint The controller-to-total asthma medication ratio is associated with patient-centered as well as utilization outcomes
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Program, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Chest 130:43-50. 2006
    ..The ratio of controller medication to total asthma medications has been related to asthma utilization outcomes, but its relationship to patient-centered outcomes has not been explored...
  18. ncbi request reprint Impact of a care manager on the outcomes of higher risk asthmatic patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    J Asthma 43:225-9. 2006
    ..These data suggest that the limited intervention in our setting improved outcomes but that regular care manager follow-up thereafter did not add significantly to this intervention...
  19. ncbi request reprint Validation of a beta-agonist long-term asthma control scale derived from computerized pharmacy data
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy San Diego, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:995-1000. 2006
    ..Asthma control has been defined clinically by using validated tools, but an asthma control scale using administrative data has not been reported...
  20. ncbi request reprint Asthma Control Test: reliability, validity, and responsiveness in patients not previously followed by asthma specialists
    Michael Schatz
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:549-56. 2006
    ..The development of the Asthma Control Test (ACT), a short, simple, patient-based tool for identifying patients with poorly controlled asthma, was recently described in patients under the routine care of an asthma specialist...
  21. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in the presentation and course of asthma hospitalizations
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Chest 129:50-5. 2006
    ..To distinguish between differences in prevalence, asthma severity, and treatment to explain sex-related differences in hospitalized asthma patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pay for performance for the allergist-immunologist: potential promise and problems
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:769-75. 2007
    ..It is important for the allergist-immunologist to be an active participant in the evolving paradigm of pay for performance, advocating for the best interests of patients and providers alike...
  23. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Asthma Control Test completed at home
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, Calif, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:661-7. 2007
    ..To provide additional validity data for the Asthma Control TestTM (ACT) using a different criterion measure, setting, and population...
  24. ncbi request reprint Asthma-specific quality of life and subsequent asthma emergency hospital care
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:206-11. 2008
    ..To identify an optimal cut-point score on the Mini-Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (mini-AQLQ) to predict subsequent asthma exacerbations, and to determine the additional risk conferred by a prior history of acute episodes...
  25. doi request reprint The relationship of asthma impairment determined by psychometric tools to future asthma exacerbations
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Chest 141:66-72. 2012
    ..We compared three validated questionnaires reflecting asthma impairment in their ability to predict future exacerbations...
  26. doi request reprint Improving asthma outcomes in large populations
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:273-7. 2011
    ..It is hoped that outreach to patients and providers based on these indicators will improve asthma outcomes in patients cared for in individual practices, as well as in large health plans...
  27. doi request reprint Further validation and definition of the psychometric properties of the Asthma Impact Survey
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:44-49.e1. 2011
    ..The Asthma Impact Survey (AIS-6) is a brief disease-specific quality-of-life instrument with limited published validation data...
  28. ncbi request reprint Persistent asthma defined using HEDIS versus survey criteria
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:e281-8. 2010
    ..To describe the relationships between persistent asthma defined by administrative versus survey data and their stability over time...
  29. ncbi request reprint National Asthma Education and Prevention Program guidelines: what is new?
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Expert Rev Clin Immunol 4:673-85. 2008
    ..Guidelines for the management of asthma exacerbations are also presented...
  30. ncbi request reprint Relationship of asthma control to asthma exacerbations using surrogate markers within a managed care database
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:327-33. 2010
    ..To compare the relationship of surrogate markers of asthma control to subsequent asthma exacerbations...
  31. pmc The relationship of asthma-specific quality of life during pregnancy to subsequent asthma and perinatal morbidity
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    J Asthma 47:46-50. 2010
    ..To determine whether asthma-specific quality of life during pregnancy is related to asthma exacerbations and to perinatal outcomes...
  32. ncbi request reprint The minimally important difference of the Asthma Control Test
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, Calif 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:719-23.e1. 2009
    ..The Asthma Control Test (ACT) has been well validated, but a minimally important difference (MID) has not been established...
  33. doi request reprint The burden of rhinitis in a managed care organization
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:240-7. 2008
    ..Rhinitis is a common health condition, but the extent of the burden in managed care organizations (MCOs) has not been well described...
  34. ncbi request reprint Does pay-for-performance influence the quality of care?
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 8:213-21. 2008
    ..To summarize studies of pay-for-performance programmes designed to address clinical quality of care markers in ambulatory settings at the level of the physician group or individual physician...
  35. ncbi request reprint Spirometry is related to perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with asthma
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:120-6. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that maternal asthma symptoms and pulmonary function are related to adverse perinatal outcomes...
  36. doi request reprint Pharmacotherapy of asthma: what do the 2007 NAEPP guidelines say?
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 28:628-33. 2007
    ..If the patient is very poorly controlled, consider stepping up two steps, a course of oral corticosteroids, or both. It is hoped that the updated NAEPP guidelines will lead to improved quality of life for patients with asthma...
  37. ncbi request reprint Developmental follow-up in 15-month-old infants of asthmatic vs. control mothers
    M Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemeont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 12:149-53. 2001
    ..Hence, infants of asthmatic mothers whose asthma has been actively managed during pregnancy have developmental outcomes at 15 months of age that are similar to those of control infants...
  38. ncbi request reprint The relationship of asthma medication use to perinatal outcomes
    Michael Schatz
    Allergy Department, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 113:1040-5. 2004
    ..Maternal asthma has been reported to increase the risk of preeclampsia, preterm deliveries, and lower-birth-weight infants, but the mechanisms of this effect are not defined...
  39. ncbi request reprint The relationship of frequency of follow-up visits to asthma outcomes in patients with moderate persistent asthma
    Michael Schatz
    Division of Allergy Research, Department of Allergy, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    J Asthma 40:49-53. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship of the interval between routine physician visits to asthma outcomes in patients with moderate persistent asthma...
  40. ncbi request reprint Sex differences among children 2-13 years of age presenting at the emergency department with acute asthma
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    Pediatr Pulmonol 37:523-9. 2004
    ..These data suggest that asthma is not inherently more severe in boys with asthma compared to girls, and that the increased rate of hospitalizations in boys under age 13 is due to differences in prevalence, not severity...
  41. ncbi request reprint Asthma population management: development and validation of a practical 3-level risk stratification scheme
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:25-32. 2004
    ..To define and validate a practical risk stratification scheme based on administrative data for use in identifying patients at high, medium, and low risk of requiring emergency hospital care for asthma...
  42. doi request reprint Safety of influenza immunizations and treatment during pregnancy: the Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System
    Michael Schatz
    American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:S64-8. 2011
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Relationship of validated psychometric tools to subsequent medical utilization for asthma
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, Calif 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:564-70. 2005
    ..Risk stratification is used to identify patients with asthma at increased risk of experiencing morbidity and resource utilization. Validated psychometric tools are infrequently studied sources of data for this purpose...
  44. ncbi request reprint The relationship of sex to asthma prevalence, health care utilization, and medications in a large managed care organization
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 91:553-8. 2003
    ..Age-related sex differences in asthma hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits have been reported, but relationships of these differences to disease prevalence and outpatient management have not been defined...
  45. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for asthma hospitalizations in a managed care organization: development of a clinical prediction rule
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:538-47. 2003
    ..To use a computerized administrative database to develop and validate a clinical prediction rule for the occurrence of asthma hospitalizations...
  46. ncbi request reprint Relationships among quality of life, severity, and control measures in asthma: an evaluation using factor analysis
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:1049-55. 2005
    ..Validated psychometric tools measuring quality of life, asthma control, and asthma severity have been developed, but their relationships with each other and with other important patient-centered outcomes have not been rigorously assessed...
  47. ncbi request reprint Dispensing of proton pump inhibitor medication is independently associated with subsequent asthma emergency hospital utilization
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Am J Med 118:431-4. 2005
  48. ncbi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroid use and outcomes in pregnancy
    Michael Schatz
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 95:234-8. 2005
    ..Current asthma management guidelines recommend aggressive asthma treatment for women who are pregnant...
  49. ncbi request reprint Asthma quality-of-care markers using administrative data
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, Los Angeles, CA 92111, USA
    Chest 128:1968-73. 2005
    ..To evaluate the relationship of potential asthma quality-of-care markers to subsequent emergency hospital care...
  50. ncbi request reprint Improved asthma outcomes from allergy specialist care: a population-based cross-sectional analysis
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 116:1307-13. 2005
    ..Prior studies suggest that allergist care improves asthma outcomes, but many of these studies have methodological shortcomings...
  51. ncbi request reprint Asthma treatment during pregnancy. What can be safely taken?
    M Schatz
    Department of Allergy Immunology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Drug Saf 16:342-50. 1997
    ..Optimal medical practice medico-legal considerations demand that the patient's informed consent be obtained for that recommended gestational management programme...
  52. ncbi request reprint Safety of leukotriene receptor antagonists in pregnancy
    Ludmila N Bakhireva
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:618-25. 2007
    ..Asthma is a chronic disorder that affects about 8% of pregnant women and may complicate pregnancy. Adequate asthma therapy in pregnancy is crucial but challenging because of safety concerns for the fetus...
  53. ncbi request reprint Ratio of controller to total asthma medications: determinants of the measure
    Michael S Broder
    Partnership for Health Analytic Research, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:170-8. 2010
    ..To investigate differences in demographics, physician specialty, and medication use between patients who achieve high versus low ratios of controller to total asthma medications...
  54. ncbi request reprint The efficacy and safety of asthma medications during pregnancy
    M Schatz
    Department od Allergy, Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Semin Perinatol 25:145-52. 2001
    ..This articles describes recently published consensus recommendations regarding the pharmacological management of asthma during pregnancy...
  55. ncbi request reprint A survey of the burden of allergic rhinitis in the USA
    M Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Allergy 62:9-16. 2007
    ..This paper presents the results from the USA...
  56. ncbi request reprint Asthma medication use in pregnancy and fetal growth
    Ludmila N Bakhireva
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 116:503-9. 2005
    ..Given the high prevalence of asthma in pregnancy, it is important to understand the relationship between asthma medications and fetal growth in the context of appropriate treatment...
  57. ncbi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroids and allergy specialty care reduce emergency hospital use for asthma
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, Calif 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:503-8. 2003
    ..The interrelationships between optimal inhaled corticosteroid (IC) therapy, allergy specialist care, and reduced emergency hospital care for asthma have not been well defined...
  58. ncbi request reprint Asthma morbidity during pregnancy can be predicted by severity classification
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 112:283-8. 2003
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Treatment of asthma during pregnancy and perinatal outcomes
    Jennifer Altamura Namazy
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 5:229-33. 2005
    ..This review summarizes the recent studies addressing the effects of asthma or asthma medications on perinatal outcomes, including the 2004 Asthma and Pregnancy Working Group of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program...
  60. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy and asthma: recent developments
    Jennifer Altamura Namazy
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 11:56-60. 2005
    ..Managing asthma during pregnancy is unique because the effects of both the illness and the treatment on the developing fetus and the patient must be considered...
  61. ncbi request reprint Current guidelines for the management of asthma during pregnancy
    Jennifer Altamura Namazy
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 26:93-102. 2006
    ..It is hoped that the updated guidelines, which address the safety of contemporary asthma medications during pregnancy, will be a helpful resource in the treatment of our pregnant asthmatic patients...
  62. ncbi request reprint Use of inhaled steroids by pregnant asthmatic women does not reduce intrauterine growth
    Jennifer Namazy
    Department of Allergy and Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 113:427-32. 2004
    ..Inhaled steroids are recommended for the treatment of persistent asthma during pregnancy, but their potential effects on intrauterine growth have been inadequately evaluated...
  63. ncbi request reprint Step-up care improves impairment in uncontrolled asthma: an administrative data study
    Robert S Zeiger
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:897-906. 2010
    ..To determine whether step-up care recommended by national asthma guidelines improves asthma control in a large managed care organization...
  64. ncbi request reprint Update in the treatment of asthma during pregnancy
    Jennifer Altamura Namazy
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 26:139-48. 2004
    ..This article presents practical strategies for the management of asthma in our pregnant patients...
  65. ncbi request reprint The relationship between asthma-specific quality of life and asthma control
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Asthma 44:391-5. 2007
    ..57-0.64); and lowest with the environment domain (r = 0.38-0.43). Asthma control tools reflect the symptoms and activity themes of asthma quality of life well, but reflect the environmental domain less well...
  66. ncbi request reprint Short-term and long-term asthma control in patients with mild persistent asthma receiving montelukast or fluticasone: a randomized controlled trial
    Robert S Zeiger
    Department of Allergy Immunology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Med 118:649-57. 2005
    ..To determine whether montelukast is as effective as fluticasone in controlling mild persistent asthma as determined by rescue-free days...
  67. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of reversible airflow obstruction and/or methacholine hyperreactivity in random adult asthma patients identified by administrative data
    Eric Macy
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, San Diego Medical Center, CA, USA
    J Asthma 42:213-20. 2005
    ..Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease. It is commonly diagnosed and treated on the basis of clinical impression, although national guidelines recommend documenting reversible airflow obstruction...
  68. ncbi request reprint Effect of maternal asthma and gestational asthma therapy on fetal growth
    Ludmila N Bakhireva
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California La Jolla, San Diego, California 92103, USA
    J Asthma 44:71-6. 2007
    ..Methodological and practical considerations related to safety of asthma medications in pregnancy and management of gestational asthma are discussed...
  69. ncbi request reprint Response profiles to fluticasone and montelukast in mild-to-moderate persistent childhood asthma
    Robert S Zeiger
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:45-52. 2006
    ..Outcome data are needed to base recommendations for controller asthma medication use in school-aged children...
  70. ncbi request reprint Variability of symptoms in mild persistent asthma: baseline data from the MIAMI study
    Robert S Zeiger
    Department of Allergy Immunology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Respir Med 98:898-905. 2004
    ..To describe the variability of the asthma phenotype in patients with mild persistent asthma enrolled in the Mild Asthma Montelukast versus Inhaled Corticosteroid (MIAMI) study...
  71. doi request reprint Asthma costs and utilization in a managed care organization
    Robert S Zeiger
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:885-92.e5. 2008
    ..Medical costs and health care utilization associated with asthma and the variation by treatment are poorly understood...
  72. ncbi request reprint Variables affecting asthma course during pregnancy
    Susann Kircher
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 89:463-6. 2002
    ..The course of asthma is frequently altered by pregnancy, but the mechanisms remain undefined...
  73. doi request reprint Psychometric validation of the rhinitis control assessment test: a brief patient-completed instrument for evaluating rhinitis symptom control
    Michael Schatz
    Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, California, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 104:118-24. 2010
    ..Allergic rhinitis is common, but a validated tool for comprehensive assessment of disease control is not available...
  74. doi request reprint The relationship between obesity and asthma severity and control in adults
    David M Mosen
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:507-11.e6. 2008
    ..The association of obesity with asthma outcomes is not well understood...
  75. ncbi request reprint H1-antihistamines in pregnancy and lactation
    Michael Schatz
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Clin Allergy Immunol 17:421-36. 2002
    ..Thus, pregnancy-appropriate regimens should ideally be discussed with all women of childbearing age as part of the informed therapeutic decision-making process...
  76. ncbi request reprint Fetal sex and maternal asthma control in pregnancy
    Ludmila N Bakhireva
    Division of Pharmacy Practice and Department of Family Community Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    J Asthma 45:403-7. 2008
    ..84; 95% CI: 1.05; 3.21) independent of maternal age, BMI, ethnicity, smoking, and socioeconomic status. The current study suggests that pregnant asthmatic women carrying a girl might be more susceptible to asthma exacerbations...
  77. ncbi request reprint Association of obesity with pulmonary and nonpulmonary complications of pregnancy in asthmatic women
    Israel Hendler
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Hospital Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:77-82. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether maternal obesity is associated with pulmonary and nonpulmonary pregnancy complications in asthmatic women...
  78. pmc Effect of long-term corticosteroid use on bone mineral density in children: a prospective longitudinal assessment in the childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP) study
    H William Kelly
    Department of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 0001, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e53-61. 2008
    ..Thus, we assessed the effects of multiple short courses of oral corticosteroids and long-term inhaled corticosteroids on bone mineral accretion over a period of years...
  79. ncbi request reprint Breathing for two: now we can all breathe a little easier
    Michael Schatz
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:31-3. 2005
  80. ncbi request reprint A profile of U.S. asthma centers, 2006
    Ashley F Sullivan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 99:419-23. 2007
    ..Asthma is a significant public health problem that results in 1.8 million annual emergency department (ED) visits. Many ED visits may be prevented with specialized asthma care...
  81. ncbi request reprint Development of the asthma control test: a survey for assessing asthma control
    Robert A Nathan
    Asthma and allergy Associates and Research Center, Colorado Springs, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 113:59-65. 2004
    ..In a busy clinic practice with limited time and resources, there is need for a simple method for assessing asthma control with or without lung function testing...
  82. ncbi request reprint How well do the HEDIS asthma inclusion criteria identify persistent asthma?
    David M Mosen
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97232, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:650-4. 2005
    ....
  83. doi request reprint ACOG practice bulletin: clinical management guidelines for obstetrician-gynecologists number 90, February 2008: asthma in pregnancy
    Mitchell P Dombrowski
    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC 20090 6920, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:457-64. 2008
    ..The purpose of this document is to review the best available evidence about the management of asthma during pregnancy...
  84. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of budesonide administered via dry-powder inhaler versus triamcinolone acetonide administered via pressurized metered-dose inhaler for adults with persistent asthma in managed care settings
    Kevin B Weiss
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Clin Ther 26:102-14. 2004
    ..However, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness comparisons of available inhaled corticosteroids in real-life clinical settings are lacking...
  85. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate versus theophylline for moderate asthma during pregnancy
    Mitchell P Dombrowski
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:737-44. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to compare the efficacy of inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate to oral theophylline for the prevention of asthma exacerbation(s) requiring medical intervention...
  86. doi request reprint Evaluation of 2 interactive voice-response telephone versions of health-related quality-of-life questionnaires
    Elizabeth F Juniper
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:654-5. 2008
  87. ncbi request reprint Asthma control during pregnancy and the risk of preterm delivery or impaired fetal growth
    Ludmila N Bakhireva
    Division of Pharmacy Practice and Department of Family Community Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 0001, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:137-43. 2008
    ..Concerns regarding potential harmful effect of medications on fetuses often result in inadequate treatment of asthma in pregnancy, whereas risks posed by poorly controlled maternal asthma are often underestimated...
  88. ncbi request reprint Asthma during pregnancy
    Mitchell P Dombrowski
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48236, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:5-12. 2004
    ..The primary hypothesis was that moderate or severe asthmatics would have an increased incidence of delivery at <32 weeks of gestation compared with nonasthmatic controls...