Measurement of exhaled nitric oxide in healthy adults.

  title={Measurement of exhaled nitric oxide in healthy adults.},
  author={Piero Maestrelli and Silvia Ferrazzoni and Annalisa Visentin and Emanuela Marian and Davide Dal Borgo and Rosalba Accordino and Leonardo M Fabbri},
  journal={Sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and diffuse lung diseases : official journal of WASOG},
  volume={24 1},
BACKGROUND AND AIM Measurement of exhaled nitric oxide (NO) is useful in the diagnosis and management of asthma. The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of physiologic confounders on levels of fractional exhaled NO (FE(NO)) in healthy adults and to establish reference values of FE(NO) measured according to American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines. METHODS FE(NO) was measured in 122 healthy nonsmoking subjects of 20 to 65 years with a chemiluminescence analyser using the… CONTINUE READING

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