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Multidimensional severity assessment in bronchiectasis: an analysis of seven European cohorts
  1. M J McDonnell1,2,3,
  2. S Aliberti4,5,
  3. P C Goeminne6,7,
  4. K Dimakou8,
  5. S C Zucchetti4,5,
  6. J Davidson2,
  7. C Ward2,
  8. J G Laffey3,9,
  9. S Finch10,
  10. A Pesci11,
  11. L J Dupont6,
  12. T C Fardon10,
  13. D Skrbic12,
  14. D Obradovic12,
  15. S Cowman13,
  16. M R Loebinger13,
  17. R M Rutherford1,
  18. A De Soyza2,
  19. J D Chalmers10
  1. 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Galway University Hospitals, Galway, Ireland
  2. 2Institute of Cellular Medicine and Adult Bronchiectasis Service, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  3. 3Lung Biology Group, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  4. 4Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  5. 5Cardio-thoracic Unit and Cystic Fibrosis Adult Center, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  6. 6Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
  7. 7Department of Respiratory Medicine, AZ Nikolaas, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
  8. 8Fifth Department of Pulmonary Medicine, “Sotiria” Chest Diseases Hospital, Athens, Greece
  9. 9Department of Anesthesia, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  10. 10Scottish Centre for Respiratory Research, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
  11. 11Department of Health Science, University of Milan Bicocca, Clinica Pneumologica, AO San Gerardo, Monza, Italy
  12. 12Institute for Pulmonary Diseases of Vojvodina Sremska Kamenica, Put doktora Goldmana 4, Sremska Kamenica, Serbia
  13. 13Host Defence Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital and UK Imperial College, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr M J McDonnell, Institute of Cellular Medicine and Adult Bronchiectasis Service, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE4 4HH, UK; melissajanefriel{at}gmail.com

Footnotes

  • ADS and JDC have joint senior authorship.

  • Contributors All authors participated in study design, data analysis and interpretation of the data. All authors were involved in writing and revising the article before submission.

  • Funding This study was funded by the European Respiratory Society through a Clinical Research Collaboration grant to EMBARC, the European Bronchiectasis Registry (https://www.bronchiectasis.eu/). The authors acknowledge funding from Bayer HealthCare in the set-up and development of the EMBARC. MJMcD acknowledges fellowship support from the European Respiratory Society/European Lung Foundation and Health Research Board, Ireland. JDC acknowledges fellowship support from the Wellcome Trust.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval was granted from each individual centre's Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • ADS and JDC have joint senior authorship.

  • Contributors All authors participated in study design, data analysis and interpretation of the data. All authors were involved in writing and revising the article before submission.

  • Funding This study was funded by the European Respiratory Society through a Clinical Research Collaboration grant to EMBARC, the European Bronchiectasis Registry (https://www.bronchiectasis.eu/). The authors acknowledge funding from Bayer HealthCare in the set-up and development of the EMBARC. MJMcD acknowledges fellowship support from the European Respiratory Society/European Lung Foundation and Health Research Board, Ireland. JDC acknowledges fellowship support from the Wellcome Trust.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval was granted from each individual centre's Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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