Tanya M Martínez

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RATIONALE The development of early lung disease in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) remains poorly defined. OBJECTIVE Determine whether asymptomatic infants with CF have evidence for changes in airway structure when assessed by high-resolution computed tomography, and whether airway structure correlates with airway function in this age group. METHODS(More)
Parental tobacco smoking is associated with lower airway function and an increased incidence of wheezy respiratory illnesses in infants. We evaluated in 76 healthy infants whether exposure to parental tobacco smoking was associated with airway hyperreactivity, which could contribute to lower airway function and the increased wheezy illnesses. Airway(More)
Infants with recurrent wheeze have repeated episodes of airways obstruction; however, relatively little is known about the structure and function of their lungs when not symptomatic. The current authors evaluated whether infants with recurrent wheeze have smaller airway lumens or thickened airway walls, as well as decreased airway function. High-resolution(More)
We describe a method for measuring carbon monoxide diffusing capacity (DL(CO)) and alveolar volume (V(A)) in sleeping infants, using a single 4-sec breath-hold technique. The breath-hold maneuver is obtained by inducing a respiratory pause of the respiratory system. Several inflations of the respiratory system with room air to a lung volume with an airway(More)
Exhaled nitric oxide (Fe(NO)) measurements provide a noninvasive approach to the evaluation of airway inflammation. Flow-independent NO exchange parameters [airway NO transfer factor (D(NO)) and airway wall NO concentration (Cw(NO))] can be estimated from Fe(NO) measurements at low flows and may elucidate mechanisms of disturbances in NO exchange. We(More)
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