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Qualitative analysis of high-resolution CT scans in severe asthma.

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BACKGROUND: High-resolution CT (HRCT) scanning is part of the management of severe asthma, but its application varies between centers. We sought to describe the HRCT scan abnormalities of a large severe asthma cohort and to determine the utility of clinical features to direct the use of HRCT scanning in this group of patients. METHODS: Subjects attending our Difficult Asthma Clinic (DAC) between February 2000 and November 2006 (n = 463) were extensively re-characterized and 185 underwent HRC...

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10.1378/chest.09-0174

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Journal:
Chest
Volume:
136
Issue:
6
Pages:
1521-1528
Publication date:
2009-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1931-3543
ISSN:
0012-3692
URN:
uuid:2b63fc45-f0b9-4377-9183-a94a675f4b14
Source identifiers:
423872
Local pid:
pubs:423872

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