Airway hyperresponsiveness with chest strapping: A matter of heterogeneity or reduced lung volume?

Abstract

Chest wall strapping has been recently shown to be associated with an increase in airway responsiveness to methacholine. To investigate whether this is the result of the decreased lung volume or an increased heterogeneity due to chest wall distortion, ten healthy volunteers underwent a methacholine challenge at control conditions and after selective… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.resp.2009.01.006

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