Clinical application of inert gas Multiple Breath Washout in children and adolescents with asthma.

@article{Zwitserloot2014ClinicalAO,
  title={Clinical application of inert gas Multiple Breath Washout in children and adolescents with asthma.},
  author={Annelies M Zwitserloot and Susanne I Fuchs and C. M{\"u}ller and Kornelia Bisdorf and Monika Gappa},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={108 9},
  pages={1254-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Children with asthma often have normal spirometry despite significant disease. The pathology of the small airways in asthma may be assessed using Multiple Breath Washout (MBW) and calculating the Lung Clearance Index (LCI). There are only few studies using MBW in children with asthma and existing data regarding bronchodilator effect are contradictory. The aim of the present pilot study was to compare LCI in asthma and controls and assess the effect of salbutamol in children with… CONTINUE READING
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