Noninvasive measurement of airway inflammation using exhaled nitric oxide and induced sputum. Current status and future use.

Abstract

The recent use of IS and the analysis of exhaled mediators such as NO are important steps forward in our ability to noninvasively assess airway inflammation without the need to resort to bronchoscopy. Exhaled NO and IS are complementary techniques that provide different information (Table 1). Induced sputum can provide knowledge regarding the cells and… (More)

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