Diagnostic accuracy of sputum outcomes in chronic stable asthma.

  title={Diagnostic accuracy of sputum outcomes in chronic stable asthma.},
  author={Elisabetta Rosi and Michela Ronchi and Michela Grazzini and Roberto Duranti and Giorgio L Scano},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  volume={30 4},
BACKGROUND Asthma with non-remitting airflow obstruction may not always be differentiated from COPD with airway hyperreactivity. Many attempts have been made to find useful markers for the distinction between these two disorders. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS In order to help the finding of a useful marker for the diagnosis of asthma in the population of patients… CONTINUE READING