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The Krefting Research Centre brings together a broad approach into understanding the epidemiology and pathophysiology of asthma, with the short- and long-term goal to improve management of asthma patients in general. The Centre has a primary financial support from VBG-GROUP Centre for Asthma and Allergy Research, through a long-term agreement between Gothenburg University and the donors, Herman Krefting Foundation Against Asthma/Allergy. A major focus of the Centre is to increase the understanding of patients with different types of asthma, what is usually called “phenotypes of asthma”. Current evidence argues that asthma has different mechanisms in subgroups (phenotypes) of asthma, but the prevalence and characteristics of these phenotypes are not well described.
The Krefting Research Centre received its name in 2009, but the research was initiated already in 2008. A major project is built on an epidemiological survey of some 30000 individuals in West Sweden (the West Sweden Asthma Study), in which the prevalence of asthma has been determined to be 8.5%, and detailed clinical characterization of patients and a random control sample, is ongoing. Researchers in the centre belong to several University Institutes and Departments, and other educational institutes and health care providers in the region of West Sweden.
P.O. Box 424, SE-405 30 Göteborg