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Feather bedding and childhood asthma associated with house dust mite sensitisation: a randomised controlled trial

Glasgow, Nicholas; Ponsonby, A.-L.; Kemp, A.; Tovey, E.; Van Asperen, Peter P; McKay, K.; Forbes, S.


INTRODUCTION Observational studies report inverse associations between the use of feather upper bedding (pillow and/or quilt) and asthma symptoms but there is no randomised controlled trial (RCT) evidence assessing the role of feather upper bedding as a secondary prevention measure. OBJECTIVE To determine whether, among children not using feather upper bedding, a new feather pillow and feather quilt reduces asthma severity among house dust mite (HDM) sensitised children with asthma over a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-03-30
Type: Journal article
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood
DOI: 10.1136/adc.2010.189696


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