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Airway sensitivity to chemicals and scents. Sympoms, trigger factors and the capsaicin inhalation test


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Title: Airway sensitivity to chemicals and scents. Sympoms, trigger factors and the capsaicin inhalation test
Authors: Ternesten-Hasséus, Ewa 1956-
Issue Date: 2005
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Department of Respiratory Medicine/Allergology : Avd för lungmedicin och allergologi
Date of Defence: 2005-05-18
Disputation: Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg, kl. 13.00
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: asthma
capsaicin
cough
dosimeter method
health-related quality of life
metacholine
multiple chemical sensitivity
Nottingham Health Profile
sensory hyperreactivity
tidal breathing method
Abstract: Some patients with airway symptoms, induced by chemicals and scents, but who lackbronchoconstriction or allergy, have shown increased cough sensitivity to inhaled capsaicin. Capsaicinstimulates cough via the sensory nervous system, and a suggested diagnosis for this condition issensory hyperreactivity (SHR).The aims of this thesis were to; (I) study airway sensitivity to inhaled capsaicin, and the occurrenceof airway symptoms induced by chemicals and scents in patients with airway symptoms of un... more
ISBN: 91-628-6501-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/16512
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

 

 

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