Clinical outcomes and inflammatory biomarkers in current smokers and exsmokers with severe asthma.

@article{Thomson2013ClinicalOA,
  title={Clinical outcomes and inflammatory biomarkers in current smokers and exsmokers with severe asthma.},
  author={Neil C Thomson and Rekha Chaudhuri and Liam G Heaney and Christine Bucknall and Robert McL Niven and Christopher Brightling and Andrew N Menzies-Gow and Adel H. Mansur and Charles P McSharry},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2013},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={1008-16}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical outcomes are worse in current smokers and exsmokers with mild-to-moderate asthma compared with never smokers, but little is known about the influence of smoking status in patients with severe asthma. OBJECTIVES We sought to examine the association of current or previous cigarette smoking with clinical and inflammatory variables in… CONTINUE READING