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Measurement of Markers of Inflammation in Induced Sputum and Exhaled Air

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Induced sputum is safe in both children (Venge et al. 1977) and adults (Gibson et al. 2002; Green et al. 2002a), repeatable, inexpensive, and provides a clinically relevant marker of airway inflammation in the assessment and treatment of asthma. It can also be used to measure a variety of cells, effector mediators, cellular markers, and cytokines and its use has led to new insights into the pathophysiology and management of asthma and other airways disease. FENO is a reasonably reliable marke...

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10.1002/9781444300918.ch66

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Wiley-Blackwell
Volume:
2
Pages:
1368-1380
Publication date:
2009-02-10
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454590
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pubs:454590

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