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Sputum eosinophilia and the short term response to inhaled mometasone in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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BACKGROUND: An association between the sputum eosinophil count and the response to a 2 week course of prednisolone has previously been reported in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Whether the response to inhaled corticosteroids is related to the presence of eosinophilic inflammation is unclear. METHODS: A randomised, double blind, crossover trial of placebo and mometasone furoate (800 microg/day), each given for 6 weeks with a 4 week washout period, was performed in...

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10.1136/thx.2004.032516

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Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
60
Issue:
3
Pages:
193-198
Publication date:
2005-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
URN:
uuid:a2c149ba-5d06-4738-ba90-0ea83d943ea5
Source identifiers:
435324
Local pid:
pubs:435324

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