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    Modified Asthma Predictive Index (mAPI)

    Predicts future asthma in pediatric patients.

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    This score applies to pediatric patients ≤3 years old.
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    Why Use

    Children ≤3 years old with known wheezing.

    • The Modified Asthma Predictive Index (mAPI) provides a method for predicting likelihood of a later asthma diagnosis.
    • It is only applicable in young children with 4 or more episodes of wheezing per year.
    • The mAPI's predictive ability depends heavily on prevalence of asthma in the general population.

    A standardized score for determining which children are at higher risk for development of asthma may improve care or disease detection, possibly better than the Asthma Predictive Index (API).

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    Creator Insights
    Dr. Timothy S. Chang

    About the Creator

    Timothy S. Chang, MD, PhD, is a neurology resident at UCLA. He received his PhD in Clinical Investigation with a concentration in biomedical informatics in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research from the University of Wisconsin. He has published many papers on topics including Alzheimer’s treatment and respiratory disease diagnosis.

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