Blood eosinophil count and prospective annual asthma disease burden: a UK cohort study.

@article{Price2015BloodEC,
  title={Blood eosinophil count and prospective annual asthma disease burden: a UK cohort study.},
  author={David J Price and Anna Rigazio and Jonathan David Campbell and Eugene Bleecker and Christopher J. Corrigan and Mike Thomas and Sally E Wenzel and Andrew M Wilson and Mary Buatti Small and Gokul Gopalan and Valerie L. Ashton and Anne Burden and Elizabeth V Hillyer and M Kerkhof and Ian D. Pavord},
  journal={The Lancet. Respiratory medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={3 11},
  pages={
          849-58
        }
}
BACKGROUND Elevated sputum eosinophil counts predict asthma exacerbations and responsiveness to inhaled corticosteroids but are impractical to measure in primary care. We investigated the relation between blood eosinophil count and prospective annual asthma outcomes for a large UK cohort. METHODS This historical cohort study used anonymised medical record data to identify primary care patients with asthma aged 12-80 years with 2 years of continuous records, including 1 year before (baseline… CONTINUE READING
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