Airway cooling and nocturnal asthma.

@article{Chen1982AirwayCA,
  title={Airway cooling and nocturnal asthma.},
  author={Winby York-kwan Chen and Huixia Chai},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1982},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={675-80}
}
It has long been recognized that asthma often worsens at night. The nature of nocturnal asthma is unclear. Previously we have demonstrated that acute asthma attacks can be induced by exposing the body to cold, and that such attacks can be prevented by breathing warm, humidified air (WHA). Since body temperature begins to decrease late at night and continues through the early morning hours, we suspected that part if not all of nocturnal asthma may be triggered by the same mechanism as asthma… CONTINUE READING

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