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Clin Chest Med. 2012 Dec;33(4):771-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2012.08.002.

Induced sputum, exhaled nitric oxide, and particles in exhaled air in assessing airways inflammation in occupational exposures.

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Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Box 414 S- 405 30 Göteborg, Sweden. anna-carin.olin@amm.gu.se

Abstract

Sensitive methods to detect airways inflammation caused by exposures associated with adverse respiratory effects are crucial, as is the identification of individuals with early-stage disease. In this review, the use of induced sputum and sampling of the fraction of nitric oxide to identify airways inflammation associated with occupational exposures is discussed. In addition, a new method to assess airways inflammation in small airways (sampling and analyses of particles in exhaled air) is introduced.

PMID:
23153615
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccm.2012.08.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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