Clarence Kavetha

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Measurement of disability and breathlessness in asthma is important to guide treatment. Using an incentive spirometer, Triflo II (Tyco Healthcare, Mansfield, MA, USA), we developed a three-minute respiratory exercise test (3-MRET) to score the maximal breathing capacity (MBC) and perception of dyspnea (POD) index by means of repetitive inspiratory efforts(More)
As part of a study to validate a new assessment tool (three-minute respiratory exercise test, 3MRET) , 14 asthmatic subjects [mean (95%): age, 39 (2750) yrs, FEV 1 , 63 (5768)% predicted normal; male, 42%] were randomized to receiving either nebulised 10mg bricanyl (active) or normal saline (placebo), in a crossover, double-blind study. The mean percentage(More)
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