Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

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Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 316-

Assessment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder


Viroj Wiwanitkit 
 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160, Thailand

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160
Thailand




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Wiwanitkit V. Assessment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2011;3:316-316


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Wiwanitkit V. Assessment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];3:316-316
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Sir,

I have read the recent publication on metal concentration in soil with great interest. [1] Rathod et al. has reported that, "reversibility in FEV 1 levels or percentage change in FEV 1 and serum IgE levels are promising lab parameters to distinguish these two conditions. [1]" I have some points for discussion. First, there may be some problems in the laboratory analysis. The authors have used the counting under the microscope technique for cell count. This is an out-of-date technique, with high variation. Therefore, the new automated counting technique is implemented for present use. [2] Second, the IgE level may be a response to the parasitic infection or other allergic conditions, which are not ruled out in this study. As the authors note, further researches are required.

References

1Rathod VP, Kapoor P, Pillai KK, Khanam R. Assessment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder in relation to reversibility, IgE, eosinophil, and neutrophil count in a University Teaching Hospital in South Delhi, India. J Pharm Bioallied Sci 2010;2:337-40.
2Bürgi W, Marti HR, Gugler E, Kühni M, Schnell E, Violaki S. Automatic blood smear differentiation using the Coulter Electronics Diff 3-50 system. Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1983;113:1914-5.