MD Conference Express ATS 2011 - (Page 1)
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE
American Thoracic Society 2011 International Conference
Denver, Colorado, USA May 13-18, 2011
Asthma Phenotypes: Understanding Distinct Subgroups of Asthma Patients
Asthma is a heterogeneous disease with respect to clinical features, cellular components of airway inflammation, and response to prescribed treatment. To better understand patients who remain symptomatic despite standard treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs and bronchodilators, investigators are exploring the molecular, genetic, and environmental determinants of asthma phenotypes in adults and children with asthma. The goal is to be able to classify patients by asthma phenotype, and provide patients with treatment that is most likely to fit their individual needs. See Page 6.
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