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Erratum to: asthma in the elderly: what we know and what we have yet to know

  • Anahí Yáñez1Email author,
  • Sang-Hoen Cho2,
  • Joan B Soriano3,
  • Lanny J Rosenwasser4,
  • Gustavo J Rodrigo5,
  • Klaus F Rabe6,
  • Stephen Peters7,
  • Akio Niimi8,
  • Dennis K Ledford9,
  • Rohit Katial10,
  • Flavia CL Hoyte10,
  • Leonardo M Fabbri11,
  • Juan C Celedón12,
  • Giorgio Walter Canonica13,
  • Paula Busse14,
  • Louis-Phillippe Boulet15,
  • Carlos E Baena-Cagnani16,
  • Qutayba Hamid17,
  • Claus Bachert18,
  • Ruby Pawankar19,
  • Stephen T Holgate20 and
  • the WAO Special Committee on Asthma
World Allergy Organization Journal20147:56

Received: 4 June 2014

Accepted: 4 June 2014

Published: 18 June 2014

The original article was published in World Allergy Organization Journal 2014 7:87


Following the publication of our article [1], we noticed that Dr Flavia C. L. Hoyte had inadvertently been omitted from the author list. FCLH declares she has no conflicts of interest. The author list has now been corrected and the amended authors contributions section included below.

AY initiated and led the development of the paper as primary author, contributing to all of the sections and unifying the document. SCH and STH were co-project leaders. SHC wrote the Introduction. JC and CEB wrote on the impact of asthma. LPB and GWC wrote on management of asthma. RK, FCLH, PB, LF, AK, KR, and LR wrote on the aging lung. DKL, SHC, SP, and GJR wrote on diagnosis. JBS wrote on life expectancy. All authors reviewed and approved the final document.


Authors’ Affiliations

Investigaciones en Alergia y Enfermedades Respiratorias- InAER, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
Programa de Epidemiologia e Investigacion Clinica, Fundación Caubet-CIMERA, Illes Balears, Spain
Children’s Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, USA
Departamento de Emergencia, Hospital Central de las Fuerzas Armadas, Montevideo, Uruguay
Krankenhaus Lungen Clinic, Grosshansdorf, Germany
Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, USA
Department of Medical Oncology and Immunology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyoto, Japan
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Morsani University of South Florida College of Medicine, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, USA
Division of Allergy and Immunology, National Jewish Health, Denver, USA
Department of Oncology, Haematology, and Respiratory Diseases, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Children’s Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, USA
Respiratory Diseases and Allergy, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
Division of Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebéc, Canada
Centre for Research in Respiratory Medicine, Catholic University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University, Quebéc, Canada
Upper Airways Research Laboratory (URL), Clinics ENT-Department, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
Department of Pediatrics, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
Faculty of Medicine Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Southampton, Hampshire, UK


  1. Yáñez A, Cho S-H, Soriano JB, Rosenwasser LJ, Rodrigo GJ, Rabe KF, Peters S, Niimi A: Asthma in the elderly: what we know and what we have yet to know. World Allergy Org J. 2014, 7: 8-10.1186/1939-4551-7-8.View ArticleGoogle Scholar


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