Asthma effects over 34 million Americans and over 300 million people worldwide. A quarter million people die each year from asthma around the world and asthma prevalence is on the rise. Asthma has increased by 75% since 1980, with incidence increasing by 160% in children.

Now, more than ever, research focused on understanding the mechanisms of asthma are needed to help guide the development of tailored treatments.

 

 

 

 

 

The Fahy Lab Resources

Slides

Sputum Differential Training PowerPoint
This PowerPoint Show features information on identifying cell types in processed sputum samples. It also provides examples of poor sputum slide quality.

"A Brief Summary of Sputum Inductions" PowerPoint
This PowerPoint Show reviews a brief history of sputum induction and reviews cell type identification.

Videos

Sputum Induction and Processing Video
This video reviews the key points of sputum induction, including setup, subject instructions, and cleanup, and sputum processing.