bronchial hyperresponsiveness

bronchial hyperresponsiveness

A term referring to exaggerated bronchial constriction of unknown pathogenesis, which most commonly occurs in asthmatics in response to nonspecific provocation (inhalation of various bronchoconstrictors), but also to physical challenges—e.g., exercise, dry or cold air, hypertonic or hypotonic aerosols.

bronchial hyperresponsiveness

Exaggerated bronchial constriction most common in asthma, in response to nonspecific provocation, inhalation of various bronchoconstrictors, but also to physical challenges–eg, exercise, dry or cold air, hypertonic or hypotonic aerosols
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In one study, "Patients with bronchial hyperresponsiveness to histamine provocation presented significantly more often with .
That adult patients have objective testing for bronchial hyperresponsiveness and eosinophilic bronchitis, or be offered a trial of corticosteroid therapy.
Bronchial hyperresponsiveness, airway inflammation, and airflow limitation in endurance athletes.
The groups didn't differ in bronchial hyperresponsiveness or [FEV.
Another explanation for women's greater response to indoor smoke exposure may originate from their bronchial hyperresponsiveness to air pollution.
Bronchial hyperresponsiveness and bacterial respiratory infections.
Association of bronchial hyperresponsiveness and lung function with C-reactive protein (CRP): a population based study.
Bronchial hyperresponsiveness can be defined as an exaggerated response to environmental stimuli, leading to constriction of the airways, while reactivity refers to the degree of spirometric changes in response to a stimulus (23,24).
A number of studies have suggested that chronic dosing with racemate for many months may results in increased bronchial hyperresponsiveness in some asthmatics.
Twelve contributions discuss the innate immune sensing of dangerous ambient pollutants by the dendritic cell, asthma, environmental lung injury, asthma exacerbations, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and lung inflammation, effects of air pollutants on allergic sensitization through the airway, particulate matter and oxidative stress, diesel exhaust, and the role of macrophages, among other topics.
10) Kony and associates also reported that after adjusting for confounding factors, increased CRP levels are strongly and independently associated with respiratory impairment and bronchial hyperresponsiveness.