Measures of perception of bronchoconstriction and clinical and functional data are not interrelated in asthma.

@article{Grazzini2002MeasuresOP,
  title={Measures of perception of bronchoconstriction and clinical and functional data are not interrelated in asthma.},
  author={Marta Grazzini and R Ottanelli and Roberto Duranti and L. Stendardi and Michela Ronchi and Isabella Romagnoli and Giorgio L Scano},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={496-501}
}
BACKGROUND Sensitivity and absolute perceptual magnitude characterize the perception of bronchoconstriction (PB). OBJECTIVES To define whether clinical and functional characteristics and level of bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) correlate with these two PB indexes during bronchial challenge in asthma. METHODS PB on both the Borg scale and the visual-analogue scale (VAS) was assessed in 45 consecutive asthmatics during a methacholine-induced decrease in forced expiratory volume in 1 s… CONTINUE READING

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