Accuracy of a New Algorithm to Identify Asthma-COPD Overlap (ACO) Patients in a Cohort of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease.

@article{Llano2018AccuracyOA,
  title={Accuracy of a New Algorithm to Identify Asthma-COPD Overlap (ACO) Patients in a Cohort of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease.},
  author={Luis Alejandro P{\'e}rez de Llano and Borja G Cosio and Marc Miravitlles and Vicente Plaza},
  journal={Archivos de bronconeumologia},
  year={2018},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={198-204}
}
OBJECTIVES We aimed to characterize the clinical, functional and inflammatory features of patients diagnosed diagnosed with ACO according to a new algorithm and to compare them with those of other chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD) categories (asthma and COPD). METHODS ACO was diagnosed in a cohort of COAD patients in those patients with COPD who were either diagnosed with current asthma or showed significant blood eosinophilia (≥300cells/μl) and/or a very positive bronchodilator… CONTINUE READING
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