Identifying Risk of Future Asthma Attacks Using UK Medical Record Data: A Respiratory Effectiveness Group Initiative

Research recently published in J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
REG investigators examined whether the rich data available in UK electronic medical records could identify patients at risk of recurrent attacks.
Independent predictors associated with future attacks included baseline-year markers of attacks, more frequent reliever use and health care utilisation, worse lung function, current smoking, blood eosinophilia, rhinitis, nasal polyps, eczema, gastroesophageal reflux disease, obesity, older age, and being female.

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Andrew Worsfold


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