Christian Gysin

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BACKGROUND In contrast to asthma, the indication for bronchodilators prior to bronchoscopy in patients with COPD has not been properly investigated. We therefore performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine whether use of a short-acting bronchodilator provides a protective effect in patients with COPD undergoing bronchoscopy.(More)
Smoking induces airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR). Bronchial provocation with mannitol is used to identify AHR in subjects with asthma. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of airway hyperresponsiveness to mannitol in asymptomatic smokers compared to non-smokers and to assess if airway responsiveness to mannitol changes after smoking cessation.(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess respiratory health in professional firefighters. A total of 101 male professional firefighters from Basel, Switzerland, were included in the study. A control group consisting of 735 male subjects of the general population was composed of the Basel sample of the Swiss Study on Air Pollution and Lung Diseases in(More)
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