Comparison of responses to methacholine and cold air in patients suspected of having asthma.

In 140 adult patients with FEV1 greater than or equal to 60 percent predicted referred because of suspected asthma, we compared responses to methacholine and isocapnic cold-air hyperventilation. Most challenges were accomplished on the same day, cold air always being done first. The cold-air test employed a single episode of hyperventilation (target, 30… (More)