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Factors associated with bronchiectasis in patients with uncontrolled asthma; the NOPES score: a study in 398 patients

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Title
Factors associated with bronchiectasis in patients with uncontrolled asthma; the NOPES score: a study in 398 patients
Published in
Respiratory Research, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12931-018-0746-7
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A. Padilla-Galo, C. Olveira, L. Fernández de Rota-Garcia, I. Marco-Galve, A. J. Plata, A. Alvarez, F. Rivas-Ruiz, A. Carmona-Olveira, J. J. Cebrian-Gallardo, M. A. Martinez-Garcia

Abstract

Some studies have reported a high prevalence of bronchiectasis in patients with uncontrolled asthma, but the factors associated with this condition are unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of bronchiectasis in uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma and to identify risk factors and their correlation with bronchiectasis in these patients. This is a prospective study of data from consecutive patients with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma. Diagnosis of bronchiectasis was based on high-resolution computed tomography. A prognostic score was developed using a logistic regression model, which was used to determine the factors associated with bronchiectasis. A total of 398 patients (60% with severe asthma) were included. The prevalence of bronchiectasis was 28.4%. The presence of bronchiectasis was associated with a higher frequency of chronic expectoration (OR, 2.95; 95% CI, 1.49-5.84; p = 0.002), greater severity of asthma (OR, 2.43; 95% CI, 1.29-4.57; p = 0.006), at least one previous episode of pneumonia (OR, 2.42; 95% CI, 1.03-5.69; p = 0.044), and lower levels of FeNO (OR, 0.98; 95% CI, 0.97-0.99; p = 0.016). The NOPES score was developed on the basis of these variables (FeNO[cut off point 20.5 ppb], Pneumonia, Expectoration and asthma Severity), and it ranges from 0 to 4 points, where 0 means "no risk" and 4 corresponds to "high risk". The NOPES score yielded an AUC-ROC of 70% for the diagnosis of bronchiectasis, with a specificity of 95%. Almost a third of the patients with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma had bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis was related to the severity of asthma, the presence of chronic expectoration, a previous history of pneumonia, and lower levels of FeNO. The NOPES score is an easy-to-use scoring system with a high prognostic value for bronchiectasis in patients with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 13%
Other 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Student > Master 3 7%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 18 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 33%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 4%
Arts and Humanities 1 2%
Computer Science 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 22 49%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 01 May 2018.
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#3,329,134
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#396
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