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Obstructive Lung Diseases: COPD I |

Value of Sputum Eosinophilia in the Evaluation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases

Fang Yi, MD; Jiaxing Xie, PhD; Wei Luo; Qiaoli Chen; KeFang Lai, PhD
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Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Guangzhou, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A368. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.383
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SESSION TITLE: COPD I

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: To investigate the value of sputum eosinophilia in evaluating disease severity of chronic obstructive disease (COPD).

METHODS: Patients with stable COPD were enrolled. Basic demographic data was recorded. We performed sputum induction, spirometry, 6 minutes walk test and detect pathogen of sputum and pharyngeal swab sample by RT-PCR method. All patients received 1 or 2 year fellow-up and regular treatments according to the GOLD guidelines.

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