Test di Provocazione Bronchiale con Metacolina (TPBM). Riflessioni sulle Linee Guida ATS 1999 - Confronti con le Linee Guida ERS 1993

Translated title of the contribution: Methacholine challenge test. Considerations on 1999 ATS guidelines - Comparisons with 1993 ERS guidelines

Pavilio Piccioni, M. Bugiani, A. Corsico, W. Arossa

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The methacholine challenge testing is a very informative test broadly used in respiratory medicine. In this review, starting from the recommendations from the main Guidelines, elements characterizing the test and influencing the results are considered, as: indications and contraindications, technical aspects and executive protocols. Moreover considerations about data presentation, categorization of bronchial responsiveness and interpretation of the results are reported.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)291-300
Number of pages10
JournalRassegna di Patologia dell'Apparato Respiratorio
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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