Smoking and asthma: clinical and radiologic features, lung function, and airway inflammation.

  title={Smoking and asthma: clinical and radiologic features, lung function, and airway inflammation.},
  author={L P Boulet and Catherine Lemi{\`e}re and Francine Archambault and Guy Carrier and Marie Claire Descary and Francine Deschesnes},
  volume={129 3},
Smoking may influence the type of airway inflammation observed in asthma and its response to therapy. More studies are needed on how smoking-induced changes in lung function/structure and airway inflammation may result in a change in clinical expression. We compared clinical, physiologic, radiologic, and airway inflammatory features of 22 smoking asthma patients (cigarette smoking history, 14.0 +/- 7.6 pack-years [mean +/- SD]) and 27 nonsmoking asthma patients. Mean age/duration of asthma of… 

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