Published in Respiratory Therapeutics Week, November 10th, 2003
According to a study from South Korea, "The monitoring of airway inflammation is assessed in bronchial asthma directly by sputum examination, and indirectly by measurements in peripheral blood. To investigate the diagnostic value of these 2 methods, we compared nitric oxide (NO) metabolites, eosinophils, and eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) in sputum and blood in patients with asthma and control subjects.
"Sputum and serum were obtained from 15 patients with asthma, and then were examined before anti-asthma...
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