December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii64
Academic Journal
This article presents various studies related to physiological assessment in respiratory diseases. The interrupter technique for deriving total respiratory resistance requires only passive cooperation, is portable, and appears to have potential in clinic settings and in epidemiological studies. Bronchial challenge with inhaled saline in infants is feasible and safe. A response was detectable using HIT. An inhaled saline challenge test could be applied to unsedated babies to investigate further the relationship between bronchial responsiveness in infants and asthma in childhood.


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