Bronchial responsiveness, spirometry and mortality in a cohort of adults.

@article{Becker2013BronchialRS,
  title={Bronchial responsiveness, spirometry and mortality in a cohort of adults.},
  author={Eva-Christina Becker and Gabriele Woelke and Joachim Heinrich},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2013},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={427-32}
}
OBJECTIVE Prospective population studies have reported that pulmonary function, measured by forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV(1)), is an independent predictor for mortality. Besides, several studies found that death from all causes is higher in asthmatics than in non-asthmatics. However, none of these studies examined whether bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), one of the key features in asthma, can be used as a predictor for mortality. Thus, the aim of this study was to analyze the… CONTINUE READING