et al. 2003. Study authors conduct a retrospective study of
patients that presented to the emergency department of hospitals in Trinidad for 1997-1999 (3 years). The
investigators looked at climatic variables that may have influenced asthma and
found a seasonal effect. A relationship
between high RH and low barometric pressure during the rainy season resulted in
higher asthma admissions. The authors
question the results stating that other rainy season factors that were not
included in the study may be responsible for the increase in acute asthma cases.