Airway Dysfunction in Obesity: Response to Voluntary Restoration of End Expiratory Lung Volume

@inproceedings{Oppenheimer2014AirwayDI,
  title={Airway Dysfunction in Obesity: Response to Voluntary Restoration of End Expiratory Lung Volume},
  author={Beno W. Oppenheimer and Kenneth I Berger and Leopoldo N Segal and Alexandra Stabile and Katherine D. Coles and Manish Parikh and Roberta M Goldring},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION Abnormality in distal lung function may occur in obesity due to reduction in resting lung volume; however, airway inflammation, vascular congestion and/or concomitant intrinsic airway disease may also be present. The goal of this study is to 1) describe the phenotype of lung function in obese subjects utilizing spirometry, plethysmography and oscillometry; and 2) evaluate residual abnormality when the effect of mass loading is removed by voluntary elevation of end expiratory lung… CONTINUE READING