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Association between blood eosinophil count and risk of readmission for patients with asthma: Historical cohort study

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Background: Recent studies have demonstrated an association between high blood eosinophil counts and greater risk of asthma exacerbations. We sought to determine whether patients hospitalized for an asthma exacerbation were at greater risk of readmission if they had a high blood eosinophil count documented before the first hospitalization. Methods: This historical cohort study drew on 2 years of medical record data (Clinical Practice Research Datalink with Hospital Episode Statistics linkage)...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0201143

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Kerkhof, M More by this author
van Den Berge, M More by this author
Brusselle, GG More by this author
Gopalan, G More by this author
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AstraZeneca More from this funder
Observational and Pragmatic Research Institute Pte Ltd More from this funder
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS One Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
7
Publication date:
2018-07-25
Acceptance date:
2018-07-08
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EISSN:
1932-6203
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pubs:891512
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uri:b3e08716-907f-4453-a516-acd5b6c34eb7
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uuid:b3e08716-907f-4453-a516-acd5b6c34eb7
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pubs:891512
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English
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