Investigative use of bronchoscopy in asthma.

  title={Investigative use of bronchoscopy in asthma.},
  author={Nizar N Jarjour and Stephen P. Peters and Ratko Djukanovi{\'c} and William J. Calhoun},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={157 3 Pt 1},
The incorporation of bronchoscopy and bronchoscopic procedures into the investigation of asthma mechanisms, treatment, and in particular, the role of airway inflammation has contributed significantly to the enhanced understanding of this disease. Carefully drafted guidelines have allowed the gradual inclusion of subjects with more severe disease in studies utilizing bronchoscopic investigative tools. Many more questions remained unanswered, including the importance of persistence of airway… CONTINUE READING

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