Airway responsiveness measured by forced oscillation technique in severely obese patients, before and after bariatric surgery.

@article{ZerahLancner2011AirwayRM,
  title={Airway responsiveness measured by forced oscillation technique in severely obese patients, before and after bariatric surgery.},
  author={Françoise Zerah-Lancner and Laurent Boyer and Saida R{\'e}zaiguia-Delclaux and Marie-Pia d'Ortho and Xavier Drouot and Isabelle Guilloteau-Schoennagel and Stephan Ribeil and Christophe Delclaux and Serge Adnot and Claude Tayar},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={818-23}
}
BACKGROUND The influence of obesity on airway responsiveness remains controversial. OBJECTIVE This study was designed to investigate airway responsiveness, airway inflammation, and the influence of sleep apnea syndrome (SAS), in severely obese subjects, before and after bariatric surgery. METHODS A total of 120 non-asthmatic obese patients were referred consecutively for pre-bariatric surgery evaluation. Lung function, airway responsiveness to methacholine, exhaled nitric oxide measurement… CONTINUE READING