This retrospective real-life study aims to determine if Finnish patients receiving biological therapy for severe asthma benefit from the treatment due to reduction in exacerbations, OCS dose and courses of OCS and antibiotics in a real-life setting with a broader population than in a randomised controlled trial, and to compare anti-IL5/IL5R therapy results with anti-IgE therapy results in a real-life setting. It also aims to describe the impact of biological therapy on upper respiratory tract findings and need for treatment in asthma patients receiving biologicals.
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Aims and scope
Asthma Research and Practice publishes cutting edge basic, clinical and translational research in addition to hot topic reviews and debate articles relevant to asthma and related disorders (such as rhinitis, COPD overlapping syndrome, sinusitis). The journal has a specialized section which focusses on pediatric asthma research.
Asthma Research and Practice aims to serve as an international platform for the dissemination of research of interest to pulmonologists, allergologists, primary care physicians and family doctors, ENTs and other health care providers interested in asthma, its mechanisms and comorbidities.
Annual Journal Metrics
80 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
78 days to first decision for all manuscripts
133 days from submission to acceptance
16 days from acceptance to publication
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