Hypertonic saline challenge in an epidemiologic survey of asthma in children.

@article{Riedler1994HypertonicSC,
  title={Hypertonic saline challenge in an epidemiologic survey of asthma in children.},
  author={Josef Riedler and Terry Reade and Marita Dalton and Dianne Holst and Colin Francis Robertson},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={150 6 Pt 1},
  pages={1632-9}
}
To evaluate sensitivity and specificity of a 4.5% hypertonic saline challenge for a diagnosis of asthma, we studied 393 schoolchildren (13 to 15 yr of age) with "current wheeze," "former wheeze," and without history of wheeze in a community-based, cross-sectional survey. These children were selected from 2.836 schoolchildren in 26 schools in greater Melbourne, Australia who completed a self-administered questionnaire on respiratory symptoms, allergic rhinitis, and eczema. Three hundred eighty… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 53 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…