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Sputum induction in corticosteroid-dependant asthmatics: risks and airway cellular profile.

@article{Loh2005SputumII,
  title={Sputum induction in corticosteroid-dependant asthmatics: risks and airway cellular profile.},
  author={L. Loh and V. Kanabar and M. D'Amato and N. Barnes and B. O'Connor},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of allergy and immunology},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={
          189-96
        }
}
  • L. Loh, V. Kanabar, +2 authors B. O'Connor
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Asian Pacific journal of allergy and immunology
  • Sputum induction with nebulized hypertonic saline is increasingly being used to evaluate airway inflammation. We investigated the procedure-associated risk in 16 asthmatics that were still symptomatic despite on high doses of regular corticosteroid (CS) therapy (7 on daily inhaled CS > or = 800 microg budesonide or equivalent; 9 on additional daily oral CS) and their sputum cellular profile. For comparison, 12 mild stable asthmatics and 10 normal healthy subjects were included. All subjects… CONTINUE READING
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