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Between observer repeatability of sputum differential cell counts. Influence of cell viability and squamous cell contamination

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Induced sputum differential cell counts have been advocated as a method of non-invasively assessing airway inflammation in asthma and other airway diseases. Relatively little is known about the between observer repeatability of sputum differential cell counts and the factors that influence it. We have assessed the between observer variability of induced sputum inflammatory cell counts in 42 slides from 38 patients (31 with asthma, 7 normal subjects). Sputum was induced and processed as sugges...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
52
Issue:
SUPPL. 6
Publication date:
1997-12-05
ISSN:
0040-6376
URN:
uuid:5550273c-8845-45c8-a44d-67bf84e4e406
Source identifiers:
435462
Local pid:
pubs:435462

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