Asthma phenotypes: consistency of classification using induced sputum.

  title={Asthma phenotypes: consistency of classification using induced sputum.},
  author={Robert J Hancox and Douglas C. Cowan and Ruth E Aldridge and Jan Cowan and Rochelle Palmay and Avis Williamson and George Town and D. Robin Taylor},
  volume={17 3},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Asthma can be classified as eosinophilic or non-eosinophilic based on the cell profile of induced sputum. This classification can help determine whether corticosteroid treatment is indicated. We assessed the stability of these phenotypes over time and with different treatment regimens. METHODS Clinically stable, non-smoking, asthmatic adults were enrolled in one of two studies. In study one, induced sputum cell counts from 28 subjects were analysed after 4 weeks… CONTINUE READING
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