An assessment of the role of exhaled carbon monoxide in acute asthmatic exacerbations in hospitalised patients.

@article{Kong2002AnAO,
  title={An assessment of the role of exhaled carbon monoxide in acute asthmatic exacerbations in hospitalised patients.},
  author={P M Kong and Chung Chow Chan and P. Y. Lee and Yee Tang Sonny Wang},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={43 8},
  pages={399-402}
}
Exhaled carbon monoxide is a useful marker of airway inflammation in untreated asthma. Whether exhaled CO is clinically useful in steroid treated patients in a hospital setting is uncertain. We therefore studied exhaled CO as a marker of asthma severity in clinical practice. Non-smoking "acute" asthmatics (hospitalised; n=33), "stable" asthmatics (n=35), and healthy controls (n=22) were recruited. Exhaled CO, peak expiratory flow (PEF) and FEV1 were measured daily (hospitalised cases) or once… CONTINUE READING
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