Bronchial allergen challenge using the Medicaid dosimeter.

@article{Schulze2012BronchialAC,
  title={Bronchial allergen challenge using the Medicaid dosimeter.},
  author={Johannes B Schulze and Martin Rosewich and Melanie Dressler and C A Riemer and Markus Andreas Rose and Stefan Zielen},
  journal={International archives of allergy and immunology},
  year={2012},
  volume={157 1},
  pages={
          89-97
        }
}
BACKGROUND Bronchial allergen provocations are well established in asthma research. We evaluated the reproducibility of single-concentration, single-step allergen challenges in volunteers with grass pollen allergy. METHODS Forty-seven subjects underwent bronchial challenges using the aerosol provocation system nebulizer (Medicaid Sidestream) with incremental doses of grass pollen to define the individual allergen dose that causes a 20% drop in FEV(1) (PD(20)FEV(1)). In 39 subjects this… CONTINUE READING

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