Lookup NU author(s): Dr James Lordan
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The UK Refractory Asthma Stratification Programme (RASP-UK) will explore novel biomarker stratification strategies in severe asthma to improve clinical management and accelerate development of new therapies. Prior asthma mechanistic studies have not stratified on inflammatory phenotype and the understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms in asthma without Type 2 cytokine inflammation is limited. RASP-UK will objectively assess adherence to corticosteroids (CS) and examine a novel composite biomarker strategy to optimise CS dose; this will also address what proportion of patients with severe asthma have persistent symptoms without eosinophilic airways inflammation after progressive CS withdrawal. There will be interactive partnership with the pharmaceutical industry to facilitate access to stratified populations for novel therapeutic studies.
Author(s): Heaney LG, Djukanovic R, Woodcock A, Walker S, Matthews JG, Pavord ID, Bradding P, Niven R, Brightling CE, Chaudhuri R, Arron JR, Choy DF, Cowan D, Mansur A, Menzies-Gow A, Adcock I, Chung KF, Corrigan C, Coyle P, Harrison T, Johnston S, Howarth P, Lordan J, Sabroe I, Bigler J, Smith D, Catley M, May R, Pierre L, Stevenson C, Crater G, Keane F, Costello RW, Hudson V, Supple D, Hardman T
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/02/2016
Online publication date: 23/07/2015
Acceptance date: 22/06/2015
ISSN (print): 0040-6376
ISSN (electronic): 1468-3296
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
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