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Inhaled glucocorticoids and adult height.
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PMID:  23190233     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To the Editor: With regard to the article by Kelly et al. (Sept. 6 issue)(1): in principle, the children could become shorter adults because of therapy, as the authors conclude, or they could become taller because of continued wheezing. Height depends on shape as well as bone length. At rest, breathing is normally relaxed, with little movement of the thorax, back, and neck. Expiratory obstruction leads to more forceful breathing, with rising of the thorax and straightening of the vertebral column during inspiration. Thus wheezing could lead to a raised thorax and straightened back. If, at the time of . . .
Tom Hughes-Davies
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  367     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Engl. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2156-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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