Single Intervention Cockroach Bait-Trapping Can Improve Clinical Asthma Outcomes

The low economic income areas of New Orleans and New York City have some of highest childhood asthma burdens. At the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Congress in Orlando, FL,  Felicia A. Rabito, PhD, an epidemiologist Associate Professor at Tulane University, described strong preliminary clinically significant data supporting single intervention (cockroach bait traps) to improve asthma morbidity in New Orleans.

Matthew Perzanowski, PhD, an associate Professor of Columbia University School of Public Health presented an overview of the NYC Neighborhood Asthma and Allergy Study examining exposures leading to sensitization followed by asthma. Rabito presented arguments in favor of single instead of multi-component interventional strategies to control asthma. This presentation was especially important and useful for physicians attending the meeting looking for guidance managing public health related to asthma.

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