Asthma: airways inflammation

December 2007
Thorax;Dec2007 Supp, Vol. 62, pA128
Academic Journal
The article presents abstracts on medical topics which include the correlation between exhaled nitric oxide and sputum eosinophil counts in patients with airways disease, the relationship between asthma symptoms, spirometry, disease severity and exhaled nitric oxide with exacerbation rate in patients attending routine primary care nurse-led clinics, and a study of airway inflammation and viral infection in acute severe asthma.


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