Airway distensibility in adults with asthma and healthy adults, measured by forced oscillation technique.

RATIONALE Reduced airway distensibility in subjects with asthma compared with control subjects may be related to differences in lung elastic recoil and bronchomotor tone. OBJECTIVES To examine the contribution of lung elastic recoil and bronchomotor tone to airway distensibility. METHODS We compared airway distensibility in 18 subjects with asthma with… CONTINUE READING