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Small airways disease and severe asthma

Overview of attention for article published in World Allergy Organization Journal, January 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (75th percentile)

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Title
Small airways disease and severe asthma
Published in
World Allergy Organization Journal, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40413-017-0153-4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Tara F. Carr, Roula Altisheh, Myron Zitt

Abstract

The small airways of the lungs are commonly affected in pediatric and adult asthma. Small airways disease has been related to asthma control, severity, and risk of exacerbation. Diagnosis of small airways disease can be best made through evaluation of surgical lung specimens. Noninvasive techniques including spirometry, plethysmography, nitrogen washout, impulse oscillometry, and cross-sectional imaging have been utilized to assess and infer the extent of small airways disease in asthma and can be used longitudinally to assess response to treatment. Patients with small airways disease seem to benefit from inhaled asthma medications that have improved capacity to reach the distal lung compartment. This is especially important for patients with severe asthma, who rely upon high doses of inhaled corticosteroid and bronchodilators for asthma control. This review will describe the techniques which may be utilized to assess small airways disease, discuss the prevalence and characteristics of small airways disease in severe asthma, and highlight how small airway disease may complicate severe asthma treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 62 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 16%
Researcher 8 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Student > Bachelor 5 8%
Other 5 8%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 19 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 34%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 23 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 December 2017.
All research outputs
#5,593,756
of 22,982,639 outputs
Outputs from World Allergy Organization Journal
#289
of 775 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#102,961
of 421,114 outputs
Outputs of similar age from World Allergy Organization Journal
#35
of 45 outputs
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