M Galdès-Sebaldt

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To evaluate the long-term effect of prematurity and/or hyaline membrane disease (HMD) on pulmonary function and airway reactivity, we studied 49 prematurely born children aged 10 to 13 years. They were divided into three groups according to birth weight and HMD status: Groups I and II comprised the children weighing less than 1,500 g at birth, and Group III(More)
The sensitivity and specificity of cold air, ultrasonically nebulized distilled water mist (USM), and standard methacholine (MCH) challenges were studied in 21 children with asthma (mean age 11.5 years) and 12 normal children (mean age 14.2 years). The cold air challenge consisted of successive 3-minute periods of hyperventilation during which incremental(More)
Airway hyperreactivity has been proposed to be an important determinant of severity of asthma and medication needs to control symptoms in adults. In this study we tried to determine if this relationship existed in childhood asthma. One hundred and forty-five asthmatic children aged 6 to 19 years with a positive methacholine (MCH) challenge test and a(More)
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