A New Database Could Help Prevent Asthma Attacks Among Austin Children

The database tracks environmental conditions that trigger the condition’s symptoms.

 

By Ashley LopezAugust 13, 2018 7:11 am| , , ,

From KUT:

Researchers and data experts at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin say a new database will help doctors treat children with asthma, while helping parents better understand how to reduce the frequency of attacks.

With funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, a team at the Dell Medical School at UT Austin is trying to help patients and doctors track and mitigate environmental conditions that trigger asthma attacks. Factors like pollution, housing conditions and allergens not only cause asthma attacks, but are also linked to health disparities. Currently, uninsured, lower-income and black communities are more affected by asthma.

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