L'hyperréactivité bronchique et son importance pour le clinician [Bronchial hyperresponsiveness and its importance for the clinician].

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serval:BIB_36309BBDF11B
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
L'hyperréactivité bronchique et son importance pour le clinician [Bronchial hyperresponsiveness and its importance for the clinician].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Mihalache A., Fitting J.W.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/2014
Volume
10
Number
451
Pages
2190-2, 2194-5
Language
french
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Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Abstract
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease, characterised by bronchial hyperresponsiveness causing bronchoconstriction, and thereby provoking typical symptoms (dyspnoea, cough, wheezing). Bronchial hyperres- ponsiveness indicates a temporary airflow limitation when exposed to a bronchoconstricting stimulus. Its measurement by challenge tests can be a valuable tool for confirming or excluding asthma, as well as for evaluating the efficacy of treatment. However, the origin of bronchial hyperresponsiveness is multifactorial and the different challenge tests are not equivalent. Direct challenge tests, like methacholine, mainly reflect chronic airway remo- delling, whereas indirect tests, like mannitol, better reflect bronchial inflammation.
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