Severe asthma in adolescents and adults: a national, multicenter registry in real life

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1 Unità di Pneumologia, Ospedale Mater Salutis, Legnago (VR), Italy
2 Strutture Organizzative Dipartimentali di Allergologia, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
3 Unità di Allergologia, Ospedale San Paolo-ASL Roma 4, Civitavecchia, Italy.
4 Unità di Malattie Respiratorie e Allergiche, Dipartimento di Patologia Toracica, Azienda Ospedaliera di Rilievo Nazionale A. Cardarelli, Napoli, Italy
5 Unità di Pneumologia e Terapia Intensiva Respiratoria, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Policlinico Sant'Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
6 Unità di Pneumologia e Fisiopatologia Respiratoria, Azienda Ospedaliera di Rilievo Nazionale A. Cardarelli, Napoli, Italy
7 Università Politecnica delle Marche, e Unità di Malattie Polmonari, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
8 Unità di Pneumologia, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Modena, Ospedale S. Maria Bianca di Mirandola, Mirandola (MO), Italy
9 Servizio di Allergologia, Casa della Salute di Scilla, Scilla (RC), Italy
10 Unita Operativa Complessa di Pneumologia, ASST-Rhodense , Garbagnate Milanese (MI), Italy


Published online: 23 July 2018
Accepted: 20 June 2018
Received: 4 May 2018


The number of patients with uncontrolled asthma is growing especially in young people. Although current therapies improve the disease management, the heterogeneity of clinical outcomes results in patients whose asthma is refractory to standard therapies. To understand not responsive phenotypes, we instituted a web-registry aimed to collect real life data of adolescent and adult patients.
One-hundred and five Italian medical Centers are part of the network. Participants above 14 years and affected by severe asthma will be included in the study. Demographic and clinical data will be collected for 5 years on a dedicated electronic database.
For the first time in Italy, our study will provide information on epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects related to the natural course of the disease, filling the gap between adolescents and adults.

severe asthma, registry, adult, pediatric, phenotypes

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