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Table 5 Prognostic score for the presence of bronchiectasis in patients with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma, cut-off points of the dichotomized variables, and scoring of each variable (NOPES score)

From: Factors associated with bronchiectasis in patients with uncontrolled asthma; the NOPES score: a study in 398 patients

  Points
Severity of asthma
 Moderate 0
 Severe 1
Chronic bronchial expectoration
 No 0
 Yes 1
Previous pneumonia
 No 0
 Yes 1
FeNO
  > 20.5 ppb 0
  ≤ 20.5 ppb 1
  1. FeNO Fractional exhaled nitric oxide, ppb parts per billion