JOURNAL ARTICLE

The value of exhaled nitric oxide in predicting bronchial hyperresponsiveness in children

Michel Ramser, Juerg Hammer, Arnold Amacher, Daniel Trachsel
Journal of Asthma 2008, 45 (3): 191-5
18415824
Reduced attention span and motor skills in children limit the practicability of bronchial provocation tests. To assess exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) as a surrogate for bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) in children with possible reactive airway disease, FeNO was measured using the single-breath method in 169 successive outpatients 11 +/- 5 years of age before lung function testing and subsequent bronchial provocation by exercise (n = 165) and methacholine (n = 134). Baseline forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV(1)) less than 80% of predicted and/or BHR were seen in 59%. FeNO correlated weakly with PD(20) to methacholine (r = -0.24, p < 0.05), but not with the change in FEV(1) due to exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) (r = 0.1, p > 0.05). The negative predictive value of FeNO less than 10 ppb for EIB was 94%, but overall accuracy for predicting BHR was low. Measurement of FeNO is not a substitute for bronchial provocation in children.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
18415824
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"