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Effects of short-term treatment with atorvastatin in smokers with asthma--a randomized controlled trial

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  • Georgina Braganza
  • Rekha Chaudhuri
  • Charles McSharry
  • Christopher J Weir
  • Iona Donnelly
  • Lisa Jolly
  • Jane Lafferty
  • Suzanne M Lloyd
  • Mark Spears
  • Frances Mair
  • Neil C Thomson

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    Rights statement: © 2011 Braganza et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2466/11/16
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16
JournalBMC pulmonary medicine
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Abstract

The immune modulating properties of statins may benefit smokers with asthma. We tested the hypothesis that short-term treatment with atorvastatin improves lung function or indices of asthma control in smokers with asthma.

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