Predicting corticosteroid response in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using exhaled nitric oxide

Jack F Dummer, Michael J Epton, Jan O Cowan, Julie M Cook, Robin Condliffe, C Erik Landhuis, Andrew D Smith, D Robin Taylor

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Abstract

Predicting corticosteroid response in COPD is important but difficult. Response is more likely to occur in association with eosinophilic airway inflammation, for which the fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (Fe(NO)) is a good surrogate marker.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-52
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Volume180
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009

Keywords

  • Administration, Oral
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Exercise Tolerance
  • Exhalation
  • Female
  • Forced Expiratory Volume
  • Humans
  • Lung
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nitric Oxide
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prednisone
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Quality of Life
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Walking

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