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P141 Multiple breath nitrogen washout and methacholine challenge test in patients with clinical suspicion of asthma and normal lung function

A. Siebeneichler; S. Nyilas; D. Schumann; M. Tamm; P. Latzin; D. Stolz
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1Clinic of Pulmonary Medicine and Respiratory Cell Research, University Hospital Basel, Basel

2Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Bern University Hospital/University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland


Copyright 2017, American College of Chest Physicians and Swiss Respiratory Society SGP. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2017;151(5_S):A38. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.04.042
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Introduction: Lung function tests with inert gas washout methods, such as nitrogen multiple breath washout (N2MBW), offer a great diagnostic tool in pulmonology since they have proven to be more sensitive than conventional lung function tests to detect ventilation heterogeneity. Data are scarce regarding the association between ventilation heterogeneity and the presence of bronchial hyperreactivity in patients with clinical suspicion of asthma and normal lung function.

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