Inhaled mannitol changes the sputum properties in asthmatics with mucus hypersecretion.

@article{Daviskas2007InhaledMC,
  title={Inhaled mannitol changes the sputum properties in asthmatics with mucus hypersecretion.},
  author={Evangelia Daviskas and Sandra Doreen Anderson and Iven H. Young},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2007},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={
          683-91
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Most asthmatics with mucus hypersecretion have difficulty in clearing their secretions so that mucus plugs and airway obstruction are commonly present. Inhaled mannitol facilitates clearance of mucus. This study investigated the changes in the physical properties of sputum in response to mannitol in asthmatics with chronic cough and sputum production. METHOD Sputum was collected from 12 asthmatics (26-73 year), lifelong non-smokers, at baseline, after eformoterol (24… CONTINUE READING
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