Asthma attack 'predictor' devised

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Asthma attack 'predictor' devised

BBC News 26 December 2005

Researchers say they have found a way to predict asthma attacks using a mathematic model.

The findings may help asthmatics control their symptoms more effectively and improve the testing of new drugs.

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Reference:
Risk of severe asthma episodes predicted from fluctuation analysis of airway function
Urs Frey, Tanja Brodbeck, Arnab Majumdar, D. Robin Taylor, G. Ian Town, Michael Silverman and Béla Suki
Nature Vol 438, issue 7068, pp 667-670

 

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