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Real-world Evaluation of Asthma Control and Treatment (REACT): findings from a national Web-based survey
Objective: We sought to assess the prevalence, morbidity, and factors associated with uncontrolled asthma in a nationally representative sample of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma using standard asthma medications.
Global asthma prevalence in adults: findings from the cross-sectional world health survey
Background: Asthma is a major cause of disability, health resource utilization and poor quality of life world-wide. We set out to generate estimates of the global burden of asthma in adults, which may inform the development of strategies to address this common disease.
The cost of persistent asthma in Europe: an international population-based study in adults.
Background: This study is aimed at providing a real-world evaluation of the economic cost of persistent asthma among European adults according to the degree of disease control [as defined by the 2006 Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines].
Understanding asthma-specific quality of life: moving beyond asthma symptoms and severity
This study identifies the unique contributions of asthma severity, symptoms, control and generic measures of quality of life (QoL) to asthma-specific QoL, as measured by the 12-item RAND Negative Impact of Asthma on...
Relationship between the characteristics of hospitalised acute asthma patients and the severity of their asthma. A case-control study
Background: The EAGLE project database was analysed to assess the characteristics of patients with severe (SA) who required hospitalisation as a result of an acute episode during the period 1994-2004, and the relationship with asthma severity.