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Revista Portuguesa de Pneumología 2015, 21 6

Author: K.F. Chung

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Revista Portuguesa de Pneumología ISSN: 0873-2159 sppneumologia@mail.telepac.pt Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia Portugal Chung, K.F. A silent revolution: phenotyping asthma for personalised medicine Revista Portuguesa de Pneumología, vol.
21, núm.
6, 2015, pp.
293-294 Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia Lisboa, Portugal Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=169743149003 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Document downloaded from http:--www.elsevier.pt, day 18-12-2015.
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2015;21(6):293---294 www.revportpneumol.org EDITORIAL A silent revolution: phenotyping asthma for personalised medicine A silent revolution is taking place in asthma.
Although it has been known to clinicians for a while that asthma presents in various guises and forms, the value of such knowledge has remained very much a pastime of clinicians in categorising asthma.
Various clinical forms of asthma have been described such as aspirin-sensitive asthma, late-onset nonatopic asthma with an indolent course, early-onset asthma in childhood and severe asthma.
However, only recently, with the application of cluster analysis, a statistical technique to grouping sets of data that have a degree of closeness has there been real progress made in defining phenotypes.
Clustering requires approaches that will group a set of objects depending on degree of closeness to each other so that objects in the same group are more similar to each other than those in other groups (or clusters).
It is a major test of explanatory data mining, and a common technique for statistical data analysis used in many fields including mo...





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