Acute stress-induced increases in exhaled nitric oxide in asthma and their association with endogenous cortisol.

@article{Ritz2011AcuteSI,
  title={Acute stress-induced increases in exhaled nitric oxide in asthma and their association with endogenous cortisol.},
  author={Thomas Ritz and Erica S. Ayala and Ana F. Trueba and Charles David Vance and Richard J Auchus},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={183 1},
  pages={
          26-30
        }
}
RATIONALE psychosocial stress is known to influence the pathophysiology of asthma. Although stress has been linked to serum markers of inflammatory activity and exaggerated response to allergen challenge in asthma, few studies have examined inflammatory activity in the airways linked to psychosocial stress alone. Furthermore, although studies have demonstrated lower levels or reactivity of endogenous cortisol in asthma, the association with airway inflammatory activity in stress remains… CONTINUE READING
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