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Erratum to: Effectiveness of initiating extrafine-particle versus fine-particle inhaled corticosteroids as asthma therapy in the Netherlands

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BMC Pulmonary MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:105

  • Received: 20 May 2016
  • Accepted: 19 July 2016
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The original article was published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2016 16:80


The original version of this article [1] unfortunately contained errors that have since been corrected.

The word “pharmo” has been fully capitalised to “PHARMO” throughout the article.

The reference to Table 2 in the first and second sentence under the Outcomes heading has been replaced with Fig. 3.

Under the Abbreviations heading ‘extrafine-particle’ was repeated, this has been corrected to ‘EF-HFA-BDP [Qvar®]: extrafine-particle hydrofluoroalkane beclomethasone dipropionate’.

The competing interests of Nicolas Roche and Theresa Guibert have been amended.

Academic affiliations for Dirkje S. Postma (2), Richard J. Martin (3), Ron M.C. Herrings (4), Jetty Overbeek (4), and Nicolas Roche (7) have been corrected.

Figure 3 in the online and pdf version did not match, this been amended.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of General Practice, University of Groningen, University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis, Groningen, The Netherlands
National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado, Denver, USA
PHARMO Institute for Drugs Outcome Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Research in Real Life, Ltd, Cambridge, UK
Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Groupe Hospitalier Cochin, AP-HP and University Paris Descartes (EA2511), Paris, France
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Cincinnati, USA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Emma’s Children Hospital, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Observational & Pragmatic Research Institute Pte, Ltd, Singapore, Singapore
Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK


  1. van der Molen T, et al. BMC Pulm Med. 2016;16:80. doi:10.1186/s12890-016-0234-0.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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