Reduced subjective awareness of bronchoconstriction provoked by methacholine in elderly asthmatic and normal subjects as measured on a simple awareness scale.

@article{Connolly1992ReducedSA,
  title={Reduced subjective awareness of bronchoconstriction provoked by methacholine in elderly asthmatic and normal subjects as measured on a simple awareness scale.},
  author={Martin J. Connolly and John J. Crowley and Nirmal B Charan and Christopher Nielson and Robert E. Vestal},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1992},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={410-3}
}
BACKGROUND Asthma death rates are rising, with the greatest rise and highest death rates in old age. A reduced cardiovascular response in the elderly may lead to the underestimation by physicians of the severity of acute asthma attacks. This would be compounded if elderly patients had reduced awareness of bronchoconstriction. METHODS Methacholine provoked… CONTINUE READING