Does asthma control as assessed by the asthma control test reflect airway inflammation?


Bora M., Alpaydin A. O. , Yorgancioglu A., Akkas G. , Isisag A., Coskun A. S. , ...More

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.6, no.5, pp.291-298, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/2049-6958-6-5-291
  • Title of Journal : MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.291-298
  • Keywords: Airway eosinophilia, asthma control test, exhaled nitric oxide, methacholine bronchial provocation test, EXHALED NITRIC-OXIDE, SPUTUM EOSINOPHILS, PULMONARY-FUNCTION, EXACERBATIONS, MANAGEMENT, HEALTHY, HYPERRESPONSIVENESS, METHACHOLINE, INDUCTION, INSIGHTS

Abstract

Background and aims: The treatment of asthmatic patients is particularly focused on the control of symptoms as well as functional and inflammatory parameters. In our study, we investigated the relationship between the asthma control test (ACT) which evaluates symptoms and airway inflammation and functional parameters.