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November 22, 2016 - While treating a patient recently, Eileen Moore, MD, associate dean for community education and advocacy at Georgetown University School of Medicine, found herself frustrated that the patient’s asthma continued to worsen, despite using an escalating treatment regimen including a beta agonist rescue inhaler, then an inhaled corticosteroid, then finally oral steroids and back to back nebulizer treatments.
“I was close to sending her to the ER when I asked her to tell me more about her apartment,” says Moore. “She told me that in place of glass in her window, there was cardboard – and it was freezing outside. The conditions were horrible.”