The aim of the work is to evaluate the usefulness of the evaluation of the fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in patients with suspected occupational asthma (OA) during the specific inhalation challenge (SlC). We evaluated 5 subjects with OA confirmed by SIC and 7 subjects with negative SIC result. In subjects with confirmed OA, but not in SIC negative subjects, a significant increase in FeNO values has been reported. In conclusion, FeNO measurement may be considered a useful toll for the evaluation of bronchial inflammation during the SIC.
|Translated title of the contribution||Fractional exhaled nitric oxide measurement during specific inhalation challenge tests|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 3|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health