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Burden of allergic rhinitis: results from the Pediatric Allergies in America survey.

Abstract

Allergic rhinitis (AR), a chronic inflammatory disease of the upper airway, is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States and is estimated to affect up to 60 million people. Pediatric Allergies in America is the largest and most comprehensive survey to date of pediatric patients and parents of patients with allergy, as well as health care providers (HCPs), regarding AR in children and its treatment. The goals of the survey were to determine the prevalence of AR in the US pediatric population and to collect information on what effect the condition has on patients in terms of symptom burden, quality of life, productivity, disease management, and pharmacologic treatment. This national survey screened 35,757 households to identify 500 children with HCP-diagnosed nasal allergies and 504 children without nasal allergies who were between the ages of 4 and 17 years. Parents of young children, as well as children 10 to 17 years of age, were questioned about the condition and its treatment. In parallel, 501 HCPs were interviewed. This survey has captured previously unavailable data on the prevalence of nasal allergies and their most common and most bothersome symptoms, on the effect of nasal allergies on the quality of life of children, and on medication use, including both over-the-counter and prescription medications, and has identified factors affecting satisfaction with treatment. The Pediatric Allergies in America survey also identifies distinct areas for improvement in the management of AR in children. In fact, based on the results of this survey, it appears that HCPs overestimate patients' and parents' satisfaction with disease management and the benefit of medications used for the treatment of nasal allergies in children. Findings from this national survey have identified important challenges to the management of AR, suggesting that its burden on children in the United States has been significantly underestimated.

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    Allergy and Asthma Medical Group and Research Center, San Diego, CA 92123, USA. eomeltzer@aol.com

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    The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology 124:3 Suppl 2009 Sep pg S43-70

    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Child
    Child, Preschool
    Comorbidity
    Cost of Illness
    Female
    Health Status
    Humans
    Male
    Parents
    Patient Satisfaction
    Prevalence
    Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
    Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
    Sleep Wake Disorders
    United States

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    19592081

    Citation

    Meltzer, Eli O., et al. "Burden of Allergic Rhinitis: Results From the Pediatric Allergies in America Survey." The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 124, no. 3 Suppl, 2009, pp. S43-70.
    Meltzer EO, Blaiss MS, Derebery MJ, et al. Burden of allergic rhinitis: results from the Pediatric Allergies in America survey. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009;124(3 Suppl):S43-70.
    Meltzer, E. O., Blaiss, M. S., Derebery, M. J., Mahr, T. A., Gordon, B. R., Sheth, K. K., ... Boyle, J. M. (2009). Burden of allergic rhinitis: results from the Pediatric Allergies in America survey. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 124(3 Suppl), pp. S43-70. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2009.05.013.
    Meltzer EO, et al. Burden of Allergic Rhinitis: Results From the Pediatric Allergies in America Survey. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009;124(3 Suppl):S43-70. PubMed PMID: 19592081.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Burden of allergic rhinitis: results from the Pediatric Allergies in America survey. AU - Meltzer,Eli O, AU - Blaiss,Michael S, AU - Derebery,M Jennifer, AU - Mahr,Todd A, AU - Gordon,Bruce R, AU - Sheth,Ketan K, AU - Simmons,A Larry, AU - Wingertzahn,Mark A, AU - Boyle,John M, Y1 - 2009/07/09/ PY - 2008/08/04/received PY - 2009/04/29/revised PY - 2009/05/11/accepted PY - 2009/7/14/entrez PY - 2009/7/14/pubmed PY - 2009/9/9/medline SP - S43 EP - 70 JF - The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology JO - J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. VL - 124 IS - 3 Suppl N2 - Allergic rhinitis (AR), a chronic inflammatory disease of the upper airway, is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States and is estimated to affect up to 60 million people. Pediatric Allergies in America is the largest and most comprehensive survey to date of pediatric patients and parents of patients with allergy, as well as health care providers (HCPs), regarding AR in children and its treatment. The goals of the survey were to determine the prevalence of AR in the US pediatric population and to collect information on what effect the condition has on patients in terms of symptom burden, quality of life, productivity, disease management, and pharmacologic treatment. This national survey screened 35,757 households to identify 500 children with HCP-diagnosed nasal allergies and 504 children without nasal allergies who were between the ages of 4 and 17 years. Parents of young children, as well as children 10 to 17 years of age, were questioned about the condition and its treatment. In parallel, 501 HCPs were interviewed. This survey has captured previously unavailable data on the prevalence of nasal allergies and their most common and most bothersome symptoms, on the effect of nasal allergies on the quality of life of children, and on medication use, including both over-the-counter and prescription medications, and has identified factors affecting satisfaction with treatment. The Pediatric Allergies in America survey also identifies distinct areas for improvement in the management of AR in children. In fact, based on the results of this survey, it appears that HCPs overestimate patients' and parents' satisfaction with disease management and the benefit of medications used for the treatment of nasal allergies in children. Findings from this national survey have identified important challenges to the management of AR, suggesting that its burden on children in the United States has been significantly underestimated. SN - 1097-6825 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19592081/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0091-6749(09)00804-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -