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Asthma exacerbations and sputum eosinophil counts: a randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Treatment decisions in asthma are based on assessments of symptoms and simple measures of lung function, which do not relate closely to underlying eosinophilic airway inflammation. We aimed to assess whether a management strategy that minimises eosinophilic inflammation reduces asthma exacerbations compared with a standard management strategy. METHODS: We recruited 74 patients with moderate to severe asthma from hospital clinics and randomly allocated them to management either by...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
360
Issue:
9347
Pages:
1715-1721
Publication date:
2002-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:54cd4149-e80d-4255-b788-4af836ef343a
Source identifiers:
435349
Local pid:
pubs:435349

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