Uniform definition of asthma severity, control, and exacerbations: document presented for the World Health Organization Consultation on Severe Asthma.

@article{Bousquet2010UniformDO,
  title={Uniform definition of asthma severity, control, and exacerbations: document presented for the World Health Organization Consultation on Severe Asthma.},
  author={Jean Bousquet and Eva C Mantzouranis and {\'A}lvaro Augusto Cruz and Nadia A{\"i}t-Khaled and Carlos Eduardo Baena-Cagnani and Eugene Bleecker and Christopher Brightling and Peter G J Burney and Andrew Bush and William W. Busse and Thomas B. Casale and M Chan-yeung and Rongchang Chen and Badrul Chowdhury and Kian Fan Chung and Ronald Dahl and Jeffrey M Drazen and Leonardo M Fabbri and Stephen T. Holgate and Francine Kauffmann and Tari Haahtela and Nikola{\"i} Khaltaev and James P. Kiley and Mohammad Reza Masjedi and Yousser Mohammad and Paul M O'Byrne and Martyn Partridge and Klaus Friedrich Rabe and Alkis G. Togias and Christiaan van Weel and Sally Wenzel and Nanshan Zhong and Torsten Zuberbier},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2010},
  volume={126 5},
  pages={926-38}
}
Asthma is a global health problem affecting around 300 million individuals of all ages, ethnic groups and countries. It is estimated that around 250,000 people die prematurely each year as a result of asthma. Concepts of asthma severity and control are important in evaluating patients and their response to treatment, as well as for public health, registries, and research (clinical trials, epidemiologic, genetic, and mechanistic studies), but the terminology applied is not standardized, and… CONTINUE READING
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