Induced sputum in cystic fibrosis: within-week reproducibility of inflammatory markers.

@article{Smountas2004InducedSI,
  title={Induced sputum in cystic fibrosis: within-week reproducibility of inflammatory markers.},
  author={Argyrios A Smountas and Larry C. Lands and Shawn R Mohammed and Vijaylaxmi Grey},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={37 11},
  pages={1031-6}
}
UNLABELLED Analysis of induced sputum has provided significant insight into the inflammatory response in chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma. The thick, tenacious nature of cystic fibrosis (CF) sputum presents certain challenges to such evaluation. We describe the development of a methodology to assess CF sputum, and the within-week reproducibility (to limit the possibility of any change in clinical status) of cellular and inflammatory markers. METHODS Seventeen young adults [9 males… CONTINUE READING

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