About the Authors

Ulugbek Nurmatov

Affiliation Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Susan Buckingham

Affiliation Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Marilyn Kendall

Affiliation Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scott A. Murray

Affiliation Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Patrick White

Affiliation Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King's College London, London, England, United Kingdom

Aziz Sheikh

Affiliation Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Hilary Pinnock

hilary.pinnock@ed.ac.uk

Affiliation Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HP AS MK SM PW. Performed the experiments: MK HP. Analyzed the data: HP UN SB AS MK SM PW. Wrote the paper: HP UN SB AS MK SM PW. Secured funding: HP AS MK SM PW. Study guarantor: HP.