Bronchial diffusing capacity of nitric oxide is increased in patients with allergic rhinitis.

  title={Bronchial diffusing capacity of nitric oxide is increased in patients with allergic rhinitis.},
  author={Tarja Makinen and Lauri Lehtim{\"a}ki and Hannele Kinnunen and Riina M. Nieminen and Hannu Kankaanranta and Eeva Moilanen},
  journal={International archives of allergy and immunology},
  volume={148 2},
BACKGROUND Exhaled nitric oxide (NO) measurement at multiple exhalation flow rates allows calculation of flow-independent NO parameters: alveolar NO concentration, bronchial NO flux, bronchial diffusing capacity of NO and bronchial wall NO concentration. METHODS In the present study, we measured the flow-independent NO parameters and inflammatory markers in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) and in serum in 14 patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (AR) without asthma, and in 14 age- and sex… CONTINUE READING


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