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Purpose of the Study.
To evaluate the impact of providing inhaled corticosteroids in the school setting on asthma symptoms of urban children with asthma.
Children aged 3 to 7 years from 54 urban schools in Rochester, New York, with asthma ranging in severity from mild persistent to severe.
The study had 2 arms into which patients were randomized: a school-based care group or a usual-care group. In the school-based care group, 2 puffs of fluticasone, 110 μg per puff, were given with a spacer each day that the children were in school. Identical medication with a spacer was given for home use on …