Christoforos Bikas

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INTRODUCTION Platypnea-orthodeoxia is an uncommon syndrome characterized by dyspnea and deoxygenation accompanying a change to a sitting or standing posture from a recumbent position. It is usually related to interatrial communications, although several other disorders associated with platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome have been reported. However, the precise(More)
BACKGROUND As fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) has been evaluated only in certain settings for asthma diagnosis, we investigated whether FeNO values could predict positive methacholine challenge testing (expressed as PD20) in subjects with suspected asthma but without spirometric reversibility. METHODS Subjects with asthma-like symptoms and negative(More)
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