Phenotypic Distribution and Cluster Analysis in Asthma Patients


Bahcecioglu S. N. , Turktas H.

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.32, no.1, pp.52-57, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2021.10
  • Title of Journal : GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-57

Abstract

Objective: Several diagnostic and treatment algorithms regarding asthma have been described in previous guidelines. Yet these descriptions fail at reflecting different phenotypes of asthma encountered in clinical practice. The purpose of this study is to retrospectively analyze the data of asthma patients that have presented to the outpatient clinic and to group the patients according to the pre-bronchodilator FEV1 value, post-bronchodilator FEV1 value, age of asthma onset while evaluating the common characteristics of the different clusters.