Study on airway smooth muscle tone using fiberoptic bronchoscopy: basic research and clinical application

Hirota, Kazuyoshi
February 2011
Journal of Anesthesia;2011, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p147
Academic Journal
The article compares in vivo and vitro effects of anesthesia-related agents on airway smooth muscle. A study on periperative considerations for the patients with asthma and bronchospasm conducted by B. D. Woods and R. N. Sladen in the 2009 issue of the "British Journal of Anesthesia" is presented. Phosphodiesterase III (PDE III) inhibitors are assessed for its effect on the airway. The advantages and validation of the use of a direct visualization method using a superfine fiber optic bronchoscope are offered.


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