Diagnostic value of reversibility of chronic airway obstruction to separate asthma from chronic bronchitis: a statistical approach.

@article{Meslier1989DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic value of reversibility of chronic airway obstruction to separate asthma from chronic bronchitis: a statistical approach.},
  author={Nicole Meslier and J L Racineux and Patrick Six and Alain Lockhart},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={497-505}
}
Our aim was to assess the usefulness of tests of reversibility of airways obstruction (AO) in the differential diagnosis of asthma (A) and chronic bronchitis (CB). We selected on strict clinical criteria 20 CB and 32 A patients with stable AO and measured maximal forced expiratory flows before and after increasing doses of inhaled salbutamol. The highest… CONTINUE READING